Our Perspective: On the Trade Dispute Between the U.S. and China

In view of recent developments, we want to provide an update on trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. What Has Happened? The disagreement in trade policy and practice between the two global economic giants had recently occupied a calmer plane. But tensions resurfaced last week when the U.S. announced that it would increase tariffs | Read More +

Insights: S&P 500 Notches New All-Time High Amid Patient Fed and Strong Economic Growth

To print, click here. Overview In April, domestic and foreign stocks and bonds climbed yet again. The monthly return for the S&P 500, for instance, was a sharply higher 4.05%, and non-U.S. stocks in the MSCI ACWI ex-USA gained 2.64%.  U.S. bond prices were largely flat on modest yield movement so that, for instance, the | Read More +

Sage Recognized By Barron’s and The Philadelphia Business Journal

We are proud to share with you the news that Sage has once again been recognized as a leading wealth management firm by both Barron’s and the Philadelphia Business Journal. While we are honored by these recognitions, our number one priority, and what we are most proud of, is our clients’ satisfaction, which is reflected by our 98% | Read More +

Insights: Equities Rise Again in February Due to Steady Fed and Trade Optimism

For a printable version, click here. Overview In February, U.S. and foreign stocks again appreciated. The monthly return for the S&P 500, for instance, was 3.21%, U.S. small company stocks in the Russell 2000 Index climbed 5.2%, and non-U.S. stocks in the MSCI ACWI ex-USA gained 1.95%.  Markets continued to respond favorably to Fed Chairman | Read More +

Our Perspective: On Recent Market Volatility

What has happened? On Monday, the S&P 500 Index declined 2.1%, following a 1.9% slide on Friday, bringing it down 13.0% from its all-time high in late September.  International equity markets have declined as well during the same time period, but to a lesser extent relative to U.S. markets.  International developed and emerging markets have | Read More +