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Beacons of Hope

| 1/28/21 12:49 PM
11 minute read

With the calendar now officially reading 2021, we recognize that we have lived through an incredible period in history. The pandemic weighed heavily on us last year and still does today. But this quarter – the first of the new year – we look back at the past 12 months and lay out our investment outlook for 2021. While many risks remain, the effective vaccines that are starting to be distributed provide a real beacon of hope for..

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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

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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