Interest Rates Are Still a Key Driver Of Stock Market Returns

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The Federal Reserve once again kept its key rate unchanged at its June 12th meeting. In this month’s video, we discuss how the direction in interest rates and yields has impacted stock market returns in the short term. Although corporate earnings have continued to beat expectations and we believe are the longer-term driver of stock returns, it is hard to deny the focus that investors have had on the direction of yields and how that has led to stock market returns over the last year.

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Ross Bramwell, CFA


Ross joined Homrich Berg in 2013. He has 20 years of experience across the accounting, financial services, and investment industries. Currently, he serves as a member of the Homrich Berg Investment Committee and manages the firm’s real estate platform. Ross leads the due diligence efforts within real estate which covers commercial real estate, such as multifamily, office, industrial, retail, among others, as well as residential. He also takes the lead on client communications and presentations that focus on the economy and markets. He often participates in client meetings to discuss investment allocations, the markets, and private alternatives.