Insights: The Markets, Global Economic Developments, and COVID-19

Market Returns Global equity markets made a strong start this week, continuing a broad-based rally on Monday and Tuesday. The primary drivers were the ongoing reopenings across the country as well as positive movement among economic indicators, including global PMIs, housing data, and retail sales Despite the positive data, markets declined following reports of increased | Read More +

End-Of-Week Update on the Markets and COVID-19 for May 23

Market Update Overall, the financial markets had a positive week. The S&P 500 finished the week higher by 3.2%, the technology-focused Nasdaq advanced 3.4%, and the small-cap Russell 2000 rose 7.6%. International stocks, as represented by the MSCI ACWI Ex-USA and MSCI Emerging Market Indices, fell by 2.6% and 1.1%, respectively. Investment-grade bonds, as measured | Read More +

An Update on the Markets and COVID-19

Market Update Financial markets have started the week on an upbeat note. Through Tuesday’s close, the S&P 500 has risen 1.3%, the Nasdaq has advanced 2.3%, the small cap Russell 2000 has climbed 1.0%, and International stocks, as represented by the MSCI ACWI Ex-USA, have risen by 1.0%. The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index has | Read More +

COVID-19 and Long-Term Investing

In this communication, we share an update about market returns and discuss some new developments in the government’s policy actions and the scientific community’s health response.  We also include, and close with related perspectives about what these mean for you and your investment portfolios. Market returns Financial markets have been mixed this week as investors | Read More +

A Reference Guide to the COVID-19 Assistance Package

The federal government has acted swiftly to provide fiscal relief to many individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19 by enacting the $2.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The relief ranges from access to grants and loans to the waiver of required minimum distributions from IRAs. In order to help individuals and | Read More +

Our Perspective: An Update On The Effects Of COVID-19

After a long week of market volatility and an avalanche of news from every angle, we want to provide some information and perspective on a few of the most important developments. The COVID-19 pandemic has extensive economic implications, but it is, first and foremost, a healthcare and humanitarian problem.  Daily life has changed as we | Read More +

Our Perspective: An Update On The Markets

In response to worries about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), global stock markets have continued to fall sharply this week, while the prices of core government bonds, widely seen as safe-haven assets in uncertain times, have risen steeply. Although market activity is volatile, and additional incidents of the virus have been reported, our viewpoint | Read More +