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The anticipation of an emotionally charged election and uncertainty surrounding the future of COVID-19 (and living through a pandemic) has translated into apprehension for many investors. While these events are important and have the potential to impact longer-term decisions that we make, we believe...

The first six months of 2020 have arguably been one of the most turbulent periods in history. Market sentiment had remained exuberant in early 2020, following one of the best performing years for U.S. stock and bond markets in recent history. However, the impact of COVID-19 quickly sent shock waves...

We want to provide a brief update on yesterday’s market activity. The S&P 500 index fell sharply on the heels of COVID-19 updates from around the globe and reports of an oil price war escalating between Saudia Arabia and Russia. When the market opened Monday morning (3/9/20) trading was halted for 1...

On behalf of the Altium Investment Committee;

Given the recent volatility in the markets, we thought it was a good time to reach out and share Altium’s perspective on current market conditions. Global equities have been under pressure since mid-February, as investors wrestle with the impact of the Co...

2019 was one of the best performing years for U.S. stock and bond markets in recent history, however, it was not exactly a comfortable ride. In fact, most of the gains in the S&P 500 Index, which was up 31.5% for the year, occurred during the first and fourth quarters.1 At times, specifically in the...

We imagine that you are finding it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to sift through the daily onslaught of headlines and come to any meaningful conclusions regarding the current state of the global economy and the markets. We too, at times feel like we have more questions than answers. How...

We certainly do not want to rush the next few months, however, it’s time to start thinking about the end of the year and what we should expect from the markets heading into 2020. Key themes that we expect to remain in focus include the Fed’s use of monetary policy, global growth, trade with China an...

April 5, 2019

A recent report from Yellowstone National Park stated that grizzly bears start hibernating in late November and emerge from their dens in late March. We started thinking about the benefits of behaving like a grizzly bear when it comes to investing during periods of elevated market volat...

For lack of a better analogy, 2018 was a roller coaster of a year. Economic data was generally strong, yet concerns over rising interest rates, a slowing ‘rate’ of economic growth and trade with China have derailed the general optimism that had been with the market over the past two years. We believ...

On behalf of the Altium Investment Committee;

We want to offer our thoughts on the recent increase in market volatility.

Why are stocks under pressure?

  • Third quarter corporate earnings and forward looking guidance have disappointed investors

  • Concerns over rising interest rates and tightening m...

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