September 30, 2020—It would be hard to overstate how large the Federal Reserve looms in investors’ minds or its influence on financial markets. While the central bank has received praise for its quick and decisive action during the current crisis, focusing on liquidity and keeping capital flowing, questions must be raised about its recent messaging in light of the recently announced most significant changes to its long-term strategy in nearly a decade.
September 21, 2020—Small business revenues and the number of small businesses open are both down roughly 19% since January. And safety concerns in light of COVID-19 have escalated the crumbling of brick and mortar stores, moving more shoppers to the virus-free realms of online shopping.
In the September issue of our monthly flagship publication, we feature:On the Record by Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth, where he details a disconnect between the stock market and the economy, the underlying associated risks, and how our focus on three pillars—economics, a long-term investment horizon, and risk mitigation—continue to guide our portfolio positioning.