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Panic is Not an Investment Strategy

Why sometimes doing nothing may be the best response in the midst of rampant market volatility.
Market Commentary

Will the country’s rising tide of debt affect your portfolio?
Q&A on COVID-19: The Economy, Markets and What Investors Should Do
Market Volatility

We answer key questions about the coronavirus impact on the economy, markets and what investors should do.
Heartbreaker: Spreading Impact of Coronavirus
Market Commentary

The impact of the coronavirus is spreading; both geographically and economically. Central banks will likely step in; but supply shocks are difficult to combat.
The Coronavirus and Emerging Markets: Ready for a Rebound?
Market Commentary

Dire predictions may have driven commodity prices to over-react to the downside; and now they may be poised to partially rebound.
Virus: Could it be the Catalyst to Change Sentiment?
Market Commentary

As expected, a long and strong move up in stocks attracts more and more believers and adherents, which can stretch sentiment to extremes, like now.
Will Europe Lead In 2020 As 2019 Risks Fade?
Market Commentary

The receding risks posed by Brexit and the trade wars should provide a tailwind to Europe’s economy.
Best of What’s Around: Sticking with Large Caps
Market Commentary

For nearly three years we’ve been tactically recommending overweighting large caps (S&P 500) and underweighting small caps (Russell 2000)—time for an update.
Top Ten Global Risks For Investors In 2020
Market Commentary

Top Ten Global Risks For Investors In 2020