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March 4, 2022
Context of Events

One correctly could suggest the world entered a darker phase over the past week. One also correctly could observe that the skies have proceeded to darken since the dawn of the post-Soviet era. The breadth of those two observations reflects a proper range of thinking regarding geopolitical risk and investment management. Though the thrum of […]

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February 24, 2022
Your Knee-Jerk Reaction is Maybe Wrong

It’s rare that market action provides such clarity of purpose to our recommendations that investors maintain a long-term orientation with investment plans, even as they regularly revisit their tolerance for market risk. After Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine in their early morning hours today, international markets opened to significant losses. Domestic stocks opened down […]

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February 4, 2022
Not the Same

The world has been left bereft of “safe” yield for a decade. And over that time, savers have been required to adjust their perspectives regarding what’s possible in terms of income generation from a portfolio. That thinking has led many to pursue yield from dividend stocks, rather than bonds, as a means to bolster income. […]

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January 14, 2022
Q421: Quarter in Review

All but ignoring the global pandemic, for the third year in a row global stocks saw a double-digit gain, once again powered by U.S. stocks. After two years of high single-digit gains, though, the domestic investment-grade bond market turned in a loss. After a close first half, domestic equities powered away from their global peers. […]

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January 7, 2022
Factor Revival

While it’s true that we fancy smaller, less-expensive and more profitable companies, those preferences have not been shared among the bulk of investors over the past decade. With relative performance as testament to that fact, investors have been rather more interested in pulling forward the longer-term potential of growthier names. But history generally has been […]

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December 3, 2021
Which Way Next?

Fresh variation in the COVID-19 virus spooked investors over the Thanksgiving holiday. Fears of the virus rather quickly gave ways to fears of missing out on further market gains, then turned about again. The u-turns brought these tenets to mind: Even if not presently expressed, investment risk is always present. That is, if for no […]

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