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Monthly Market Compass: Hindsight is 20/20

In this installment of our Monthly Market Compass, we look back on 2019 with 20/20 vision. Hindsight is 20/20, but finding clarity in future uncertainty can be fuzzy. 2019 has been a very rewarding year for investors. One year ago after publishing Outlook 2019 we were all tested with market volatility, and that’s a reminder […]

by Garrett Kunz
Dec 09, 2019
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Giving Thanks for the U.S. Consumer

This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for solid consumer confidence, even though it has wavered in recent months. Consumer confidence fell for a fourth straight month in November, according to preliminary Conference Board data. Even though the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index has dropped from its economic cycle peak, consumer sentiment is still historically elevated, as shown […]

by Garrett Kunz
Nov 27, 2019
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Reaching New Highs

As temperatures drop, markets reach new highs. Turning the calendar from October to November brought more than trick-or-treaters, pumpkins, and leaves to rake. It also brought a wave of important economic updates that delivered more treats than tricks and helped the stock markets reach new highs. Those new highs may be causing you to feel […]

by Garrett Kunz
Nov 13, 2019