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Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2020

First, we hope you and your family are happy, healthy and enjoying some return to normal life. We have all come very far since the onset of the pandemic and our collective strength and resolve to continue safe habits [...]

By |2020-07-24T12:25:43+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2020

Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2020

First and foremost, we hope you and your families are safe and healthy. These are indeed unprecedented times and unprecedented actions are being taken to combat the societal and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As people across the [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:16:57+00:00April 20th, 2020|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2020

Quarterly Review – Fourth Quarter 2019

What a great year for investors! During 2019, capital markets erased the memory of 2018’s negative performances and moved on to record-setting index levels. In a complete turnaround, every asset class generated a positive return, whereas in 2018 nearly [...]

By |2020-05-01T18:01:48+00:00January 28th, 2020|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Fourth Quarter 2019

Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2019

The third quarter of 2019 witnessed the Federal Reserve lower its Fed Funds Target Rate twice, with a cumulative reduction of 0.50% from 2.5% to 2.0%. The initial rate reduction on July 31st helped foster a fixed income rally [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:22:54+00:00October 30th, 2019|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2019

Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2019

 In the second quarter of 2019, capital markets continued their first quarter upward trajectory, albeit at a decelerated rate and with greater intra-month volatility. The S&P 500, which at the end of May was negative 2.6% quarter to date, [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:23:57+00:00July 18th, 2019|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2019

Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2019

In our fourth quarter letter, we advised clients to remain invested in the market despite the temptation to sell and go to cash. Since that time, the S&P 500 recouped much of the fourth quarter sell-off and closed the [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:24:34+00:00April 24th, 2019|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2019

Quarterly Review – Fourth Quarter 2018

Seven words describe the 2018 equity markets:  An escalator up and an elevator down!  The fourth quarter of 2018 proved to be challenging with the S&P 500 retracing more than it gained during the first nine months of the [...]

By |2019-02-19T19:48:47+00:00January 28th, 2019|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Fourth Quarter 2018

Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2018

Here’s a party we can all agree on… U.S. equity markets had a fantastic quarter, with the S&P 500 rising 7.7%, nearly tripling the return of the index’s first-half return of 2.6%! Driven by year-over-year quarterly earnings growth between [...]

By |2018-10-23T20:49:49+00:00October 19th, 2018|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2018

Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2018

If you plan to drive to your summer vacation destination, it’s unlikely that you will set the cruise control at 70 mph and only decelerate upon arrival. Curves in the road, construction zones, and that slow driver that won’t [...]

By |2019-07-15T19:47:35+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2018

Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2018

First quarter market gyrations demonstrated the extremes of investor sentiment from the “fear of missing out” tothe “fear of losing.” The former was evidenced in January, with a 5.8% rise in the S&P 500 followed by the latter inFebruary with [...]

By |2018-09-27T18:53:22+00:00April 16th, 2018|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2018