New England Investment & Retirement Group, Inc. invites you to review our market recap for September 2021. This commentary reviews asset class performance in September, with a deeper look into fixed income, equity, and real asset markets to uncover what is driving returns. U.S. equity markets turned negative, snapping a 7-month winning streak. Bonds did not fare much better as interest rates jumped higher during the month. Inflation fears were part of the explanation and commodities were one of the few bright spots in September, led by crude oil and natural gas.