All Posts Tagged: monetary policy

Investment Insights: Waiting for a catalyst

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

After hitting a rough patch in the last few months of 2018, the S&P 500 rebounded to gain over 10% in just the first two months of the year, which is already higher than the full calendar year returns in three of the last five years. If stocks continue at this pace for the rest of the year, the S&P would return over 100% in 2019! Unfortunately, we don’t see that as a likely scenario.

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Oh, what a year it’s been: Excerpts from our 2018 year-end review

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

2018 was a difficult year for financial markets with most major asset classes ending the year in the red.

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Investment Insights: Excerpts from our 2019 outlook

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

There is greater uncertainty heading into 2019 than in many previous years.

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U.S. Outlook: Market fears of near-term recession overblown

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Busy work environment with stock traders concentrating on their computers.

As recently as September when U.S. stocks were hitting new record highs, economic optimism was rampant and, in retrospect, probably overdone.

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