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Investment Committee & IA Department Report, 2019 Volume Two

A Strong Start to the Year, But Risks Remain January marked a strong turn-around from December’s lows. Stocks rebounded strongly in the first quarter, thanks to improving U.S.-China trade relations, the Federal Reserve’s announced pause in rate increases, and an improving outlook for corporate earnings. The market’s performance during the first quarter was welcome following the volatility and jitters of…

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Investment Committee & IA Department Report, 2019 Volume One

Market Correction: What Happened and What’s Next This is an environment requiring vigilance. While we expect volatility to continue near-term, it is important to remember that the last two episodes of similar volatility, 2011 and 2015-2016, proved to be long-term buying opportunities. A decade of consecutive, positive annual S&P 500 returns ended in 2018. In the final three months of…

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Investment Committee & IA Department Report, 2018 Volume Three

Positive Fundamentals Overcome Trade Uncertainty in Q3 The third quarter was the best-performing quarter for markets so far this year as the major U.S. stock indices each hit new all-time highs. The broad market gains were driven by strong economic data, solid earnings growth and improved clarity on global trade. Interestingly, those positive factors were often overlooked as news headlines…

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Kristin Poole

Impact Investing: Aligning Values with Investments

With the recent ad campaign that highlights Colin Kaepernick, we can see a continuing pattern of large corporations’ increasing involvement in social issues. In 2017 we saw Audi’s Super Bowl commercial in support of equal pay for women; in ’16, Target’s decision to offer transgender-inclusive bathroom access in all its stores; in ’15, Chick-fil-A’s stance against catering for a same-sex…

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Investment Committee & IA Department News, 2018 Volume Two

Strong Earnings Mixed with Trade Conflict Concerns Markets remained volatile in the second quarter of 2018, as a series of political and geopolitical events caused temporary pullbacks in stocks. But in contrast to the first quarter, U.S. economic growth and corporate earnings reminded investors of still-strong economic and market fundamentals. Subsequently, the major U.S. stock indexes were able to finish…

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The Push-Pull Between Strong Earnings and Higher Rates – 2018 Volume One

It’s hard denying that 2017 was a record-setting year for the S&P 500 from various perspectives. Of note, every month experienced a positive return for the first time since 1928. Not only was this historic feat accomplished in the face of what seemed to be plenty of headline risk, but it was done so with historically low volatility. Specifically, the…

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Investment Committee & IA Department News – 4th Quarter 2017

Late Cycle “Reflation” and What it Means Last quarter we speculated as to whether or not corporate earnings would play catch up or if the gap between the price of the S&P 500 and the Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth for the S&P 500 would continue to widen. Well, given the continued resilience of the stock market, the gap has…

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Investment Committee & IA Department News – 3rd Quarter 2017

Stocks vs. Bonds and What Matters Most We continue to find ourselves in the second longest bull market since World War II and the second most expensive in the same period.2 However, that doesn’t mean it can’t last, as it’s also been one of the slowest bull markets, from a growth perspective. There has been plenty of discussion in the…

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Stacy Sloas

Women, You’re Better at Investing than You Think

It still happens quite frequently. I meet with a man and woman to create or review their financial plan and find that the man is doing most of the talking while the woman remains silent. Perhaps it’s a married couple in which the husband has taken control of the family finances, or maybe it’s a single female professional who has…

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Investment Committee & IA Department News – 2nd Quarter 2017

ASSET ALLOCATION AND MANAGING RISK Is it any wonder we see the significant rise in “passive” investing, or indexing, when only 19% of large cap managers outperformed their benchmark in 2016? Further, I’m sure it’s not too surprising that we saw record inflows into passive strategies during the first quarter this year in both equity and fixed income. In 2016,…

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