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Quarter 2 2020 Market Commentary

The reward for taking risk is potential gains. The consequences of taking risk are potential losses. Risk, reward & consequences – balancing these factors lie at the core of investing. When the consequences of risk taking are removed, people are naturally incentivized to take additional risk. At times, we may fool ourselves into believing that the consequences of risk taking…

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May ’20 Market Commentary

Fear is an emotion, it’s the perceived risk that someone or something is dangerous. Danger is the possibility or actual risk of suffering harm. Investors can miss out on return when fear is high and potential danger is low. Low levels of fear, couple with…

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April ’20 Market Commentary

Legendary investor Sir. John Templeton said the four most dangerous words in investing are: “This time it’s different.” If a pandemic, where countries voluntarily shut down their economies isn’t different, what is? We’re trying to make sense of…

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Quarter 1 2020 Market Commentary

So much as changed over the last few months that January 1st 2020 seems like years ago. We are experiencing an event that is unprecedented in recent memory. The COVID-19 Crisis feel very different form the 2008…

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CARES Act Overview

In response to the unfolding Covid-19 global pandemic, Congress has enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act also known as the CARES Act. The package, which includes $2 Trillion in emergency stimulus will help ease the effects of the unprecedented measures aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. Many of our clients will be impacted by the law in different ways. Therefore, we will be breaking down the law into segments…

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Letter from the CEO

Much like the events surrounding 9/11, Americans are being introduced to terms and actions that were not in our vernacular 45 days ago as a result of COVID-19. This too is an event…

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March ’20 Market Commentary

People tend to underestimate low probability events when they haven’t happened recently. At the same time, we tend to project recent events – both positive and negative – indefinitely into the future. As COVID-19 fears continue to roil markets…

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February ’20 Market Commentary

It’s perfectly natural to fear what we do not understand. The Corona virus epidemic is certainly a situation that’s difficult to understand. The virus came out of nowhere, we have no idea howling the situation will persist, or what the overall…

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February 27th ’20 Market Update

When it comes to investing, people dislike losses twice as much as they like gains. This imbalance between our feeling around gains and losses, cause anxiety for investors when markets become volatile. Over the past several days…

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January ’20 Market Commentary

A dovish Fed response to the equity market drawdown during Q4 of 2018 served as springboard for equities to rally in 2019. Likewise, the 2019 equity market rally set the stage for market vulnerability heading into 2020. While it’s difficult to…

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