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July 2023 Market Update

Kristi de Grys

By Kristi de Grys, Chief Operating, Investment, and Compliance Officer
Published On 07/10/2023

Top U.S. Financial News

Heading into the quarter, the risk of a U.S. debt default loomed. Faced with economic consequences that seemed bad for both parties, politicians managed to pass a bill suspending the debt ceiling until 2025. In other positive economic news, inflation continued to fall from its peak while unemployment continued to remain stable. Following the good news, U.S. small value stocks finally rallied, but a few U.S. growth stocks poised to benefit from artificial intelligence continued to be responsible for the majority of the market’s return.

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Kristi de Grys

By Kristi de Grys, Chief Operating, Investment, and Compliance Officer

As Chief Operating, Investment, and Compliance Officer, Kristi is responsible for the firm’s investment offerings, client service, operations, and compliance. She and her team are focused on delivering ever greater value to our clients through outstanding service, diversified investment offerings, and easy-to-use technology.

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