Sage 2022 Investment Outlook

Introduction: 2021, A Year of Strong Performance Through Uncertainty Stock markets generated strong returns in 2021, while the performance of bonds was mediocre. Following the 2020 U.S. elections, many investors expected higher taxes and a difficult environment for corporations. Instead, corporations registered staggering profit growth, navigating through choppy markets fraught with pandemic-related economic issues (e.g., | Read More +

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

Printable version Bulleted summary [Read Sage 2022 Investment Outlook] 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. The | 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 +