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Uncertainty Expected, and Factored In

| 10/21/20 8:45 AM
11 minute read


Ten-plus months into the year and I think it is fair to say that 2020 has been the most extraordinary year of our generation, and the events that unfolded around the world have certainly made their mark on the U.S. financial markets. As you likely recall, the U.S. stock market plummeted in the first quarter, but what you might not so vividly remember is that the market fell into a 20% bear market in the shortest time..

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What the 2020 Presidential Election Means for Your Portfolio

| 10/1/20 9:58 AM
5 minute read

We typically don’t mix politics with our investment commentary, but every couple of years (and definitely once every four years) we are compelled to address it. Our positioning is one that looks at what the various fiscal policies might mean for your investments. And this year—specific to the topic of tax policy—there is more disparity than ever between the two candidates. Plus, we are coming off a time period where there has..

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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

Fed Action Buoys the Harsh Realities of the Economic Shutdown

| 8/3/20 7:00 AM
9 minute read

The following is a summary transcript of our quarterly commentary video. If you haven’t seen it yet, we invite you to view below. 


Believe it or not, 2020 is now more than halfway over. And it is time for our quarterly investment commentary and midyear outlook.

Second Quarter Recap: Staying the Course Was Challenging but Paid Off

So, let’s start off by..
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