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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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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

Market Action Update: Flashback Friday

Yesterday, domestic equity markets saw one of their most volatile sessions in months as an early morning value rotation trade (investors taking profits in tech stocks and reinvesting in value sectors such as financials and energy) turned into a full-blown broad market selloff, with all S&P 500 sectors selling off. The S&P 500 ended the day down 3.51%, the first time in two months where it traded above or below 2%. Investors have been piling..

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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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