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The Economy and the Markets First Quarter 2021

Both the Biden administration and the Federal Reserve are committed to whatever it takes to accelerate and broaden growth.

The Economy and the Markets Fourth Quarter 2020

While markets seem fully priced and even overvalued by normal standards, the stage is set for good economic growth in the coming year. We believe now is a good time maintain investment discipline.

The Economy and the Markets Third Quarter 2020

Despite the unwelcome return of volatility which saw the S&P 500 decline almost 10% from its early September peak, markets ended up for the quarter.

The Economy and the Markets | Second Quarter 2020

As the pandemic raced across the globe, economies came to a halt one by one, triggering a severe global recession.

The Economy and the Markets | First quarter 2020

Risk Off! Last quarter, we wondered whether the market had gotten ahead of itself. While we knew that good times were destined to end, we couldn’t identify the catalyst

The Economy and the Markets | Fourth quarter 2019

Risk on! Returns across asset classes were almost universally positive in 2019, a stark contrast to the story of 2018.

The Economy and the Markets | Third quarter 2019

Inflation expectations softened, and growth projections barely budged. This raised concern that conventional policies may be less effective this time around.

The Economy and the Markets | Second quarter 2019

Strong labor markets and a near record expansion are facing off against persistently weak inflation, decelerating growth, and a possible earnings recession.

The Economy and the Markets | First quarter 2019

Economic growth in the U.S. has slowed more than we expected, but the ingredients for a recession are not in place.

Covid reopen business mask sign

The Economy and the Markets First Quarter 2021

Both the Biden administration and the Federal Reserve are committed to whatever it takes to accelerate and broaden growth.

Covid19 vaccine market

The Economy and the Markets Fourth Quarter 2020

While markets seem fully priced and even overvalued by normal standards, the stage is set for good economic growth in the coming year. We believe now is a good time maintain investment discipline.

Election pin

The Economy and the Markets Third Quarter 2020

Despite the unwelcome return of volatility which saw the S&P 500 decline almost 10% from its early September peak, markets ended up for the quarter.

Open compass in hand

The Economy and the Markets | Second Quarter 2020

As the pandemic raced across the globe, economies came to a halt one by one, triggering a severe global recession.

Economy markets risk

The Economy and the Markets | First quarter 2020

Risk Off! Last quarter, we wondered whether the market had gotten ahead of itself. While we knew that good times were destined to end, we couldn’t identify the catalyst

Economy markets risk

The Economy and the Markets | Fourth quarter 2019

Risk on! Returns across asset classes were almost universally positive in 2019, a stark contrast to the story of 2018.

Federal reserve

The Economy and the Markets | Third quarter 2019

Inflation expectations softened, and growth projections barely budged. This raised concern that conventional policies may be less effective this time around.

Fluctuating stock market

The Economy and the Markets | Second quarter 2019

Strong labor markets and a near record expansion are facing off against persistently weak inflation, decelerating growth, and a possible earnings recession.

Conceptual image of global stock markets

The Economy and the Markets | First quarter 2019

Economic growth in the U.S. has slowed more than we expected, but the ingredients for a recession are not in place.