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Investment Commentary – February 2021

Despite a severe economic downturn caused by the coronavirus and ensuing shutdown, the U.S. economy staged an impressive comeback in the second half of 2020. At the end of the year, the economy was just 2.5% smaller than at the end of 2019, an impressive feat few would have predicted during the initial downturn. The […]

Investment Commentary – November 2020

As we head into the final weeks of 2020, the economic recovery has continued its strong, if uneven, pace. Third-quarter GDP growth topped lofty expectations, expanding at a 33.1% annualized rate. Strong job growth in October brought the unemployment rate down to 6.9%, a rate much lower than most thought possible early in the year. […]

Investment Commentary – August 2020

Following steep losses in the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus, the stock market saw a swift recovery, making up much of the losses and, in some cases, reaching new highs. Despite the rebound in the stock market, the broader economy saw a historic 32.9% decline in GDP in the second quarter. While we anticipate a […]

Investment Commentary – April 2020

The coronavirus outbreak and ensuing lockdown delivered an unprecedented hit to the global economy and the financial markets. Though recent weeks have seen millions of Americans file for unemployment and historic losses in the stock market, it does appear that the worst has passed. Government officials across the nation are beginning to implement plans for […]

Investment Commentary – January 2020

Despite records gains in the stock market, including an increase of 29 percent for the S&P 500, economic growth slowed in 2019. While increased optimism surrounding trade negotiations, pre-emptive interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve, and the lingering tailwinds from the 2018 tax cuts helped maintain economic growth, we anticipate further slowdown in the […]