Our team of skilled professionals share their expertise on financial planning, wealth management, investing, the economy and the latest market trends.
Past Insights and Interests
New Year Tax Planning
“There is an ancient belief that the gods love the obscure and hate the obvious. Without benefit of divinity, modern men of similar persuasion draft provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.” – Martin D. Ginsburg
As we near the start of a new year it is important to start thinking about making financial resolutions and planning for annual milestones.
Election 2020: Post-Election Overview
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln
This month’s commentary focuses on the incoming Biden Administration, vaccine development, economic momentum, interest rates, and tax reform.
Financial Planning - An Overview
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso
This year has thrown us some curveballs, but now is a great time to consider starting or revisiting your financial plan. Before jumping in though, take some time and look at what financial planning is, what it can encompass, and how you can get started.
Election 2020: 75 Days and Counting
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics, doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” – Pericles
The 59th United States presidential election is upon us this fall and the stakes could not feel higher. The global economy experienced one of the sharpest contractions on record in the second quarter of 2020 with a recovery that depends on containing the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic fallout.
Learn what this all could mean in the months and year ahead.
Fourth Quarter 2020
“Keep on Rockin' in the Free World.” - Neil Young
Capping off a tumultuous year, global equities delivered strong returns in the fourth quarter of 2020 finishing at record highs. Multiple catalysts including rebounding economic fundamentals, COVID-19 vaccine milestones, and certainty regarding the U.S. 2020 elections fueled these gains. To say 2020 was a volatile year is an understatement.
Third Quarter 2020
“The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” – Franklin Roosevelt
The third quarter of 2020 delivered solid returns across the board for broad-based global asset classes. On a YTD basis, U.S. stock returns have been positive and foreign stocks remain negative. Unprecedented U.S. monetary and fiscal stimulus, a strong dollar, and significant technology weightings within U.S. indices have driven U.S. outperformance.