October 2023 Monthly Review

Jordi Visser

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October proved challenging for risk assets as rising rates combined with the Middle East conflict forced investors to reduce risk.  The SPX was down for the third straight month, with small caps again underperforming via the Russell 2000’s third consecutive monthly decline.  Supply fears around ballooning US debt, even as the Fed remains hawkish on inflation, fueled this month's rate surge.  Rates vol moved higher with its largest monthly point rise since May, and IG credit spreads had their largest rise since SVB credit fears in March.  This increased fears of an economic slowdown with cyclicals underperforming defensive stocks by the largest amount in over a year. By month end, markets seemed to have stabilized and the outlook going forward looked more opportunistic than the beginning of a deleveraging cycle.  Although the economy is slowing and breadth in the market highlights the fear of a recession, the market still is fundamentally driven with lots of dispersion.

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