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Ambling Along in 2020 | Weekly Market Commentary | December 9, 2019

U.S. economic growth has slowed in 2019. However, the economy is still growing, and we believe it will continue growing through 2020. As we highlighted in our Outlook 2020: Bringing Markets Into Focus, we’re projecting real GDP growth of 1.75% in 2020, slightly below...

Technicals Check-In | Weekly Market Commentary | December 2, 2019

Market momentum, global participation, and technical support all provide reasons to think gains may not be over for 2019. While volatility is always possible, record highs need not be be feared, and seasonal tendencies may remain a tailwind. MORE ROOM TO RUN The...

Portfolio Compass | November 20, 2019

COMPASS CHANGES Downgraded master limited partnerships (MLP) from neutral to negative/neutral. INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS Our preliminary S&P 500 Index year-end 2020 fair value target near 3,200 is based on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio slightly above 18 and our 2020...

Recession Watch | Weekly Market Commentary | November 18, 2019

Why would we write a report about recession with the S&P 500 at record highs? Consider it a check-up. Just because you feel good doesn’t mean you skip your annual physical at the doctor. We check in on some of our favorite leading indicators to see if any cracks...