Insights: Revisiting 2021 Themes and Second Half Outlook

The equity markets performed well in June, supported by continued positive developments throughout the global economy. Equities have performed exceptionally well through the first half of the year, while bonds have been mixed. The MSCI ACWI Index, which represents global equities (i.e., both U.S. and international stocks), advanced by 12.56% in the first half of | Read More +

Our Perspective: Current Trends In U.S. Inflation

Inflation in the United States is receiving significant attention from the financial media and has some investors worried. In this issue of Our Perspective, we will explain why inflation matters, the trends in the current environment, and what they may mean for investors. Why Does Inflation Matter? Per the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, inflation | Read More +

Sage 2021 Market Outlook

For a printable version, click here. For bullets, click here. Introduction 2020 was a year that no market strategist could have foreseen. Within financial markets, nearly all major asset classes globally exhibited positive returns despite extreme volatility, an unprecedented health crisis, a historic economic downturn, a hotly contested election, social unrest, and other systemic shocks. | Read More +

Our Perspective: An Update on Elections and the Markets

As we await the official election results, we want to share our perspective on how potential outcomes are impacting financial markets now, and in the future. Presidential Election While control of the House and Senate has become more apparent, the presidential election’s outcome remains uncertain, and votes continue to be counted in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, | Read More +

Our Perspective: Elections and the Markets

On the eve of the U.S. election, we want to share our perspective on potential effects the elections may have on the markets and your investment portfolios. As we have noted periodically over the past several months, heightened volatility is normal around key elections because markets dislike uncertainty. This year, we also are contending with | Read More +

End-of-Week Market Update for June 6

Investor optimism continued this week, and financial markets maintained an upward trajectory.  The S&P 500 finished the week up 4.9%, the technology-focused Nasdaq rose 3.4%, the small cap Russell 2000 advanced 8.0%, and international stocks, as represented by the MSCI ACWI Ex-USA, rose 7.2%. Investment-grade bonds, as measured by the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, | Read More +

An Update on the Markets for Week Ending 5.30.2020

Financial markets continued their upward trajectory this week. The S&P 500 finished the week up 3.6%, the technology-focused Nasdaq rose 1.3%, the small cap Russell 2000 advanced 4.1%, and international stocks, as represented by the MSCI ACWI Ex-USA, rose 4.5%. Investment-grade bonds, as measured by the Barclays Aggregate Index, finished the week up 0.2%. Continued | Read More +