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Sell In May? | Weekly Market Commentary | May 6, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS The May through October period has historically been the weakest six months for equities. However, in recent years the six-month stretch has seen higher equity prices. This year, with stocks up significantly from the December lows, we advise more caution...

Stocks Reach Record Highs | Weekly Market Commentary | April 29, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS We look at what’s priced into stocks following year-to-date strength to help gauge potential impact of surprises and disappointments. When we look at what’s not priced in, we see several possible surprises that could propel the stock market to new highs....

Portfolio Compass | April 18, 2019

COMPASS CHANGES Lowered Stocks view from Neutral/Positive to Neutral Lowered U.S. Equities view from Neutral/Positive to Neutral Raised Bonds view from Negative/Neutral to Neutral INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS With the S&P 500 Index nearing our year-end fair value target...

What’s Priced In | Weekly Market Commentary | April 15, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS We look at what’s priced into stocks following year-to-date strength to help gauge potential impact of surprises and disappointments. When we look at what’s not priced in, we see several possible surprises that could propel the stock market to new highs....

Q1 Earnings Preview | Weekly Market Commentary | April 8, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS We expect roughly flat earnings for the first quarter, putting the seven-quarter streak of growth in jeopardy The picture seems quite a bit better when looking beyond the first quarter, which we see as a trough in growth. We expect enough economic growth...