Market Commentary – Villainous Term – November, 2020

2020-11-05T23:43:22+00:00

It being on or about the fifth of November, we thought it appropriate to begin with “remember, remember, the fifth of November…” which is the start of a famous poem about the Gunpowder Plot. Though not alone, the face (pun intended) of the plot was Guy Fawkes, whose antics are widely regarded as the source of the term we use today, guy.

Market Commentary – Villainous Term – November, 20202020-11-05T23:43:22+00:00

Market Commentary – The Hurricane Two Step – October, 2020

2020-10-16T18:40:53+00:00

The markets were hit by one figurative hurricane early this year—the COVID-induced bear market of February/March. It happened quickly and the damage, at least in terms of the S&P 500, was quickly repaired. However, not too far on the horizon, conditions are ripe for another storm in the markets, with what is sure to be a rollicking U.S. presidential election. 2020 has seen a record number of named storms and in this quarter’s commentary, Adam Eagleston discusses what we can learn from the various literal and figurative hurricanes that have hit us this year.

Market Commentary – The Hurricane Two Step – October, 20202020-10-16T18:40:53+00:00

Market Commentary September, 2020

2020-10-16T18:38:52+00:00

For those of you who read our monthly missives or listen to our podcast, you probably a) have too much free time, and b) understand that we have an affinity for wordplay. One of my favorites is the elusive triple entendre. I still remember being distracted for almost an entire soccer match because two of my teammates and I had discussed the concept before kickoff and spent the better part of 90 minutes trying to think of the best example possible.

Market Commentary September, 20202020-10-16T18:38:52+00:00

Market Commentary August, 2020

2020-08-05T21:27:11+00:00

The weather is hot, but it still doesn’t feel quite like summer. In this commentary, we are going to look at what’s been missing from the season.

Market Commentary August, 20202020-08-05T21:27:11+00:00

Commentary July, 2020

2020-07-20T13:18:22+00:00

One (of many) things I’ve learned from the compulsory homeschooling forced upon us by the quarantine is that homeschooling is difficult. Setting aside the environmental and psychological aspects (the role of “parent/teacher” is wildly unpopular in our house for all parties) some subjects, such as English, are quite challenging.

Commentary July, 20202020-07-20T13:18:22+00:00

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

2020-07-08T19:32:31+00:00

Contact tracing involves identifying people who have been contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 (or other infectious diseases). Contact tracing is an important part in moving forward as more businesses and recreation sites reopen.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams2020-07-08T19:32:31+00:00

Commentary May 11, 2020

2020-07-08T19:21:10+00:00

One (of many) things I’ve learned from the compulsory homeschooling forced upon us by the quarantine is that homeschooling is difficult. Setting aside the environmental and psychological aspects (the role of “parent/teacher” is wildly unpopular in our house for all parties) some subjects, such as English, are quite challenging.

Commentary May 11, 20202020-07-08T19:21:10+00:00

Ten Recent Changes That Could Help You in 2020

2020-07-08T19:21:10+00:00

News is coming fast and furious these days—so much so, it’s difficult to remember the morning news in the evening (much less what happened yesterday or last week). Day-to-day planning has taken priority over long-term financial planning, and it’s getting easier to lose sight of the forest through the trees.

Ten Recent Changes That Could Help You in 20202020-07-08T19:21:10+00:00

Q1 2020 Commentary April 6, 2020

2020-05-07T14:28:28+00:00

Lost among the shocking headlines we saw last quarter was the passing of country music legend Kenny Rogers. For those of a younger generation, he wasn’t just the man who made “a pretty strong bird” on a legendary Seinfeld episode. I remember my grandparents listening to his albums on the record player when I was little. One of my friends owned this thing, which played The Gambler, and was used any time someone at our weekly poker game was taking too long to make a decision (I may need one of these for my office).

Q1 2020 Commentary April 6, 20202020-05-07T14:28:28+00:00

Flu Communique March 30, 2020

2020-05-12T16:32:41+00:00

With the caveat that our background is in investments, not epidemiology, we wanted to share a little historical perspective on prior market reactions to pandemics as well as provide some perspective on what is happening currently.

Flu Communique March 30, 20202020-05-12T16:32:41+00:00