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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 […]

Investment Commentary – June 2019

The current U.S. economic expansion, which began in June 2009, has now hit its 10th anniversary. Now, in the midst of the longest uninterrupted period of economic growth, the question becomes how much longer it can last. The U.S. economy grew by 3.1 percent in the first quarter, much more than most had estimated. The […]

Investment Commentary – January 2019

In the fourth quarter of 2018, rising interest rates and the signs of decelerating economic growth crashed the richly valued stock market. Large U.S. stocks lost 13.8 percent of their value, and small U.S. stocks gave up 20.2 percent.  However, this correction has brought the stock market from its historically high valuation down to more […]