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Calvin Jones, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income

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Mr. Jones is a senior member of the First Foundation Advisors investment management team and is responsible for working closely with First Foundation’s financial advisors to develop investment strategies utilizing income assets to help clients achieve their financial goals. In his role, Mr. Jones serves on the company’s Investment and Asset Allocation committees and is responsible for leading and overseeing the firm’s fixed income assets. Mr. Jones joined First Foundation Advisors in 2011. His previous experience at ProShare Advisors included trading and analysis in global equity and derivatives markets for the world’s largest manager of leveraged and inverse funds. Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Mathematical Finance degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

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The Week Ahead – Seeing is Believing

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

March Madness is upon us! Boy, do I miss those old, gritty Big East Pitt Panther teams – and boy, do they miss making the NCAA tourney annually because, let’s face it, it’s been a while, but I digress. With the heightened focus this past week on the Fed and bond yields, markets had yet..

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The Week Ahead – Staying Focused on the Recovery

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

For a change, the S&P 500 did not have the best of weeks. Equity markets were battered as a relentless backup in long-term interest rates weighed on valuations. The S&P 500 slipped 2.4% but suffered deeper declines of more than 4% in some of the market's higher growth areas. Still, the S&P..

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The Week Ahead – Vaccines and Stimulus

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

Stocks rallied last week, with U.S. benchmarks back to a record high amid vaccine optimism, expectations for sizable fiscal stimulus, better-than-expected earnings, and rising inflation pressures. This market continues to move fast and violently, and prospects for the $1.9T coronavirus relief..

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