January 02, 2024

Fourth Quarter 2023 Recap

Latest Publications Fourth Quarter 2023 Recap

Last year was a stellar year for equities. Fueled by an artificial intelligence boom within Big Tech coupled with weaker inflation, the S&P 500 soared 26.29%, more than fully erasing its 2022 loss of 18.11%. The Nasdaq 100 leapt 55.13%, its strongest year since 1999. Moreover, reflecting the magnitude of AI gains, the Philadelphia Semiconductor “SOX” Index surged 67%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 capped the year with nine straight weekly gains, a feat they haven’t accomplished together since 1985. Quite notably, ahead of this, the S&P 500 had been in a 10.3% correction from July 31 through October 27.

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