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No Time to Worry

| 10/27/21 11:36 AM
7 minute read

This year so far has been stellar for U.S. equity investors, as the S&P 500 was positive for seven consecutive months through August. September ended the winning streak as it closed with a whimper. This is not uncommon though: September is historically the worst month for stock performance on average since the index’s inception in 1928. From the S&P 500’s all-time high on September 2, the drawdown through the final day of the..

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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

Rebound Rally

| 7/28/21 10:15 AM
9 minute read

Midway through a robust recovery, we pause to evaluate how we got here and where we are headed. With an uptick in COVID-19 cases, things are a bit more uncertain today than they were even just a few weeks ago, but nevertheless, growth has definitely been the prevailing sentiment in 2021.

The U.S. stock market and economy led the global growth parade in the first half of 2021. The U.S. economy essentially went from a depression..

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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

The Express Lane to Recovery

| 4/28/21 9:57 AM
8 minute read

The economy is off to a strong start, as it’s experiencing the powerful effects of broad vaccinations and fiscal and monetary stimulus. The road to recovery has been uncertain over the past year, but with the combination of vaccine progress and unprecedented stimulus, the economy is showing signs that the road to recovery is more like an express lane; recovery is accelerating and is likely to continue to do so for several years.

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