4Q 2018 Market Commentary

A Surprise Coronation

Historically speaking, September is most often the month when investor sentiment turns tepid on the prospect of increasing market volatility and potential equity downdrafts. Not so this time around as equity markets continued their stretch to new highs only to end abruptly and with markedly little supporting rationale on October 3rd. From then on...more

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3Q 2018 Market Commentary

An Irrational Wave?

To help logically process what we may be witnessing today, it is worthwhile to look back over our shoulder at earlier times and experiences. In that regard, October's nasty selloff is reminiscent of last Spring's stock market antics. Remember when, in January, stocks had extended 2017's already outsized gains by another +7.5% before the wheels fell off at month-end on a surprise (10.1%) market retreat to touch correction territory?...more

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1Q 2018 Market Commentary

Back on a Wilder Ride

Despite the record absence of stock market volatility over the last couple of years, the erratic behavior displayed this past quarter is a poignant reminder of the "risk" associated with equity markets! Lest we forget, investor expectations have always been tied to...more

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