Commentary

Umbrella in the Rain
Investor Update
May 6, 2022

April Showers…

So far, April showers have brought more showers than flowers in May. After a brief rebound during the last half of March, global financial markets have continued their relentless downpour, offering few hiding places other than cash, commodities, and gold.
A road with fog
Quarterly Investment Commentary
April 7, 2022

Through the Fog

2022 began on an optimistic note, with the hope that Covid would recede and life would start to return to normal. That didn’t last long. Sharply rising inflation data and interest rates soon spooked both bond and stock investors, sinking global financial markets.
2022
Quarterly Investment Commentary
January 6, 2022

A Return to Normal?

2021 started with high hopes and then immediately disappointed. It was supposed to be the year that we brought sanity and competence back into Government, conquered Covid and returned to normal life.
Weather vane
Quarterly Investment Commentary
October 7, 2021

Winds of Change

“How much higher can things go?” is a question we hear frequently from clients, especially lately. It is also a question we have heard consistently over the last 30 years, usually as an expression of general nervousness about markets and current conditions.
Hot Air Balloon
Quarterly Investment Commentary
July 7, 2021

Up, Up And Away?

Global risk assets including equities, real estate and industrial commodities continued their ascent higher in the second quarter, buoyed by a surging global economic recovery, continued progress against Covid, easy money, and lots and lots of fiscal stimulus.
Engine Room Telegraph
Quarterly Investment Commentary
January 8, 2021

Forward

In fairness to 2021, the new year was set to start off with a set of unreasonably high expectations that somehow all the problems that beset 2020 would magically disappear at the stroke of midnight on December 31st.
Vision Test
Quarterly Investment Commentary
October 6, 2020

20-20 Vision

It’s been quite a year so far between the global pandemic, global recession, fires raging on the West Coast, hurricanes on the East Coast, and a political circus in Washington unlike anything we have ever seen. With the pandemic still spreading, the president in recovery, and the election less than a month away, it still feels that we have a long way to go.
Bull Coaster
Quarterly Investment Commentary
July 7, 2020

Too Far, Too Fast?

Global financial markets have staged a remarkable rebound from their depths in late March. A combination of deeply oversold conditions, extraordinary monetary and fiscal support from central banks and governments and hopes for an economic recovery as infection rates were curbed and businesses started to reopen, have all led to an impressive rebound in the prices of most risk-oriented assets during the second quarter.
Across the valley
Quarterly Investment Commentary
April 7, 2020

Across the Valley

Only three months ago, people were ringing in the new year and decade with a sense of cautious optimism. The U.S. economy was strong and the global economy seemed to be improving, especially on the heels of a trade agreement with China and new NAFTA deal with Mexico and Canada.