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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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Investor Education Investments & Economy Grow

Navigating Rough Seas: Staying the Course & the Cost of Market Timing

| 4/29/20 2:00 PM
Time to read: 7 minutes

Today’s volatile investment environment has provided a moment for much needed self-reflection, particularly around one’s risk appetite. In the decade following the Great Financial Recession we saw many macro events which scared investors, but by and large, the past few years investors have been spoiled with strong equity returns with relatively low volatility. In 2017, per Standard & Poor’s, the S&P 500 had zero days..

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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

Staying Disciplined in an Uncomfortable Market

| 4/10/20 1:44 PM

We sincerely hope you and yours are healthy and adjusting well enough to all the disruptions and changes we are currently facing together in our daily lives. We will surely remember this time and the profound impact it is having on our families, communities, and country.

We will get through this crisis. Things will improve, and we will recover. This too shall pass. In the meantime, events are moving very rapidly, policy responses are in flux,..

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