The Macro View

A Closer Look At This Market Sell Off

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  The S&P 500 reached a closing high of 2930.75 on September 20, 2018. Since then, significant market volatility emerged, and the S&P 500 has fallen almost 10% in just over a month. As with many abrupt market drops, investors and pundits fear this is the start of a bear market. However, we believe current… Read more »


Time To Get Tactical With Emerging Markets?

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  Throughout 2016 and 2017, the emerging markets staged an impressive rally. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index surged more than 60%. But since hitting a peak in late January, the index has fallen roughly 15% and currently sits down 8% year-to-date. The slide is attributable to the rebound in the dollar, which always creates an… Read more »


Flattening Yield Curve – A Sign of Things to Come?

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  Lately, the topic at the forefront of headlines and discussions in the investment industry is the flattening US treasury yield curve. This phenomenon occurred as short-term interest rates, largely influenced by the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy tightening, have risen significantly. On the flipside, long-term interest rates, which are largely influenced by growth and inflation… Read more »


Bonds: Doing Diversification’s Dirty Work

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Where are interest rates headed? Naturally, this is a question that is frequently asked to us by both the advisors we work with and our individual clients. Our answer to clients? It doesn’t matter. As we have touched on before, no matter where interest rates are headed, bonds should always have an allocation in a… Read more »