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The Forward Looking Nature of Markets

Much is still uncertain about when everyday life, and economic activity, will return to normal. However, when it comes to investing, it’s important to focus on the long term, not short‐term news headlines. 

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Market Update – April 2020
Global stocks (+11.0%) started off the second quarter on a positive note. All equity asset classes posted gains for the month with U.S. small cap stoc...

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Market Update – March 2020

March experienced large swings across asset classes as markets entered the ominous beginning of the bear market. 

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A Response to Market Volatility

With investment markets in full panic mode as a result of the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 virus to be a global pandemic, traders on Wall Street are selling at virtually any price, which has caused the markets to drop into bear market territory.

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Volatility and the Virus – Putting It Into Perspective

As you hear regular coronavirus updates coupled with headlines about the market’s recent volatility, it’s difficult to put everything into perspective. If left unchecked, even the most valid emotions can lead you down a dangerous path concerning your investments. 
 

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Earnings Make the World Go ‘Round

Now is an ideal time to get a pulse on whether U.S. companies are helping the world turn or if earnings growth is coming to a screeching halt. 

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Market Update – February 2020

Global stocks rose 3.9% in the first half of February before plummeting 11.7% in the second half to finish down 8.2% for the month. Fear of the coronavirus impact hit both U.S. large stocks (-8.2%) as well as international large stocks (-9.0%). Bonds buffered losses with positive returns as intermediate-term bonds (+1.4%) and TIPS (+1.4%) led the pack. Alternatives were mixed with reinsurance (+0.8%) providing a positive return and global REITS (-8.2%) generating the largest loss during February.

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Does the Economy Drive the Stock Market?

Concerns about the U.S.-China trade war, Brexit, and most recently the coronavirus outbreak have made headlines around the world, prompting ongoing speculation about how each of these issues may impact both the domestic and global economy.

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Market Update – January 2020

Global stocks (-1.3%) kicked off the year by struggling with losses across the board. Emerging market stocks (-4.7%) suffered the most while U.S. large cap stocks (0.0%) were the best performers by posting a flat return. 

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 International Markets: Staying the Course

U.S. stocks have outperformed international stocks, but it still makes sense to invest globally. Here’s why.

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