September 25, 2020—As the election approaches, the question surfacing more and more in our discussions with clients and other investors is what the outcome will mean for markets. The very nature of this question suggests a somewhat straightforward answer. The reality is anything but.
August 13, 2020—The stock market has crossed another critical threshold on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 breaching the prior all-time high on an intraday basis. While we think the market momentum is likely to continue, we maintain a somewhat cautious stance going forward.U.S. equities have recovered their pandemic losses on a surge of optimism around vaccines, monetary and fiscal stimulus, and a V-shaped recovery.
August 3, 2020—Never could we have predicted in January that 2020 would be unprecedented in so many ways. We face a continuing pandemic, domestic unrest, and an economy that has yet to fully reopen. As we move deeper into the summer and try to understand what the “next normal” will be, it’s time to test any previous assumptions, and pivot in the face of unparalleled change. Learn the strategies we’re considering for portfolio success.
July 24, 2020—As the global COVID-19 crisis continues into the second half of the year, we have learned quite a bit about the virus, but many questions remain around the path forward for the global economy and financial markets. We have adjusted portfolios over recent months to better position clients for a challenging road ahead.
July 13, 2020—Stock earnings season typically provides a hiatus from the macro news cycle and offers a more granular view into the health of businesses across the economy. As we head into reporting season for the second quarter, we think investors may need to brace for disappointment–not necessarily for the revenue and earnings figures themselves, but rather for the lack of guidance on the road ahead.A whole lot of uglyMake no mistake: the second quarter will be ugly.