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What a year: Taking a moment to reflect on market performance in 2021

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Jan 12, 2022

In reviewing 2021, the number of negative headlines — from the spread and depth of COVID-19 to inflation to Fed policy to meme stock investing — would lead you to believe that the year was an example of highly volatile markets and poor performance.

In fact, performance was above historical averages.  

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Janice Deringer

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1 Marks, Howard, “The Illusion of Knowledge,” Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., September 8, 2022,, accessed September 20, 2022.
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid.

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