Insights: Our Perspective On Events Impacting Investors August 22nd

Market Update COVID-19 statistics, consumer spending, and improving trends in employment data drove positive equity gains for most indices since our last update. The MSCI ACWI Index, which represents global equities (i.e., both U.S. and international stocks), gained 1.6% over the past two weeks, while the MSCI ACWI Ex-USA (international stocks) gained 1.1%. U.S. large | Read More +

Sage Recognized by Barron’s and the Financial Times

In the early stages of the pandemic, our top priorities were the health and safety of our community, including family, colleagues, and clients.  Additionally, we were deeply focused on our ongoing responsibility and attention to managing the business and our clients’ portfolios. During that time we learned that Sage had been recognized by Barron’s as | Read More +

Insights: Our Perspective On Events Impacting Investors

Market Update U.S. manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data, progress on U.S. fiscal policy negotiations, modest easing in COVID hotspots, and a strong U.S. employment report drove positive equity gains this week. The MSCI ACWI Index, which represents global equities (i.e., both U.S. and international stocks), closed the week up 2.2%, while the MSCI ACWI | Read More +

Insights: The Markets This Week and The 2020 U.S. Elections

Market Update Markets were mixed this week as they digested an enormous amount of news that ranged from generally positive corporate earnings and plateauing COVID cases/hospitalizations in key U.S. hotspots, to second-quarter GDP data, to stalled fiscal stimulus negotiations, and an increase in continuing jobless claims.  The MSCI ACWI Index, which represents global equities (i.e., | Read More +