The first six months of 2022 have earned a place in history books.
2022 is likely to become part of the lore passed from generation to generation. Stories will be told about this market, as well as the remarkable political and social events that have occurred in the United States and elsewhere. Here is a brief look back at the last three months.
Last week, major U.S. indices rallied late in the week, but finished lower overall, according to Barron’s. The yield on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasuries moved lower.
How Long Does It Take You To Decide What To Watch? We’ve all been there: scrolling through shows – more than 817,000 of them – trying to decide what to watch. Almost half (46 percent) of us find the experience overwhelming, according to Nielsen’s State of Play report. According to a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, the average household spends:
Do the math and 40 minutes a day times 365 days a year is 14,600 minutes. There are 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day, so we spend about 10 days a year deciding what to watch.
That’s a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of time spent watching video content. The average American spends 4 hours and 49 minutes a day – or 68 days a year – watching video content on TV screens. About three hours are spent watching programming, and almost an hour-and-a-half is spent watching content on devices connected to TV screens.
So, what are we watching? According to Nielsen’s report, “Between January and September of last year, 98% of the most viewed broadcast programs were sports.”
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“History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.”
—John Henrik Clarke, writer and historian
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https://www.barrons.com/articles/stock-market-sp500-1970-outlook-51656620380?mod=article_inline (or go to https://resources.carsongroup.com/hubfs/WMC-Source/2022/07-05-22_Barrons_The%20S&P%20500%20Had%20Its%20Worst%20First%20Half%20Since%201970_7.pdf)
https://www.barrons.com/market-data?mod=BOL_TOPNAV (or go to https://resources.carsongroup.com/hubfs/WMC-Source/2022/07-05-22_Barrons_Data_11.pdf)
https://global.nielsen.com/news-center/2022/nielsens-state-of-play-report-reveals-that-streaming-is-the-future-but-consumers-are-currently-overwhelmed-by-choice/ (or go to https://resources.carsongroup.com/hubfs/WMC-Source/2022/07-05-22_Nielsen_State%20of%20Play_12.pdf)
https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2022/state-of-play/?_ga=2.38439399.590508102.1656773017-1155648589.1656773017&_gl=1*1c9q358*_ga*MTE1NTY0ODU4OS4xNjU2NzczMDE3*_ga_9XWXXSN79Z*MTY1Njc3MzAxNi4xLjAuMTY1Njc3MzAxNi4w [Download report or see the pdf]