Market Commentary: ALL ABOARD!

April 12, 2021 THE US ECONOMY What a difference a year makes.  After some glitches early on, the vaccine roll-out in the United States appears to be going well, especially when compared to the roll-out in the great majority of other countries.  As the US...

Market Commentary: A Year Like No Other

January 19, 2021 First, and most importantly, we hope you are safe and doing well, and we look forward to being able to see many of you in person in 2021. Since March, financial markets and the global economy have been dominated by the spread...

3Q 2020 Market Commentary

October 19, 2020 If, on December 31, 2019, we were told that the total return on the S&P 500 for the first three quarters of 2020 would be 5.57% (which is what it was), many would have concluded that 2020 would be a relatively normal/uneventful...

A Stalling Recovery?

July 28, 2020 After the S&P 500’s downturn, culminating on March 23rd, it rallied 43.36% reaching its post-COVID high on June 5th. Since that time, the index has been essentially flat.

The Stock Market and the Economic Recovery

June 08, 2020 Ending on June 3rd, the S&P 500 had the biggest 50-day rally in its history, gaining 37.7% over that period, and the NASDAQ Composite Index set a new all-time high on June 7th. As of the date of this letter, every stock...

The End of the Bull Market

March 13, 2020 First, and most importantly, we hope you are doing well and staying safe. The longest bull market in the history of US equities came to an end this week as the S&P 500 fell more than 20% from its peak in breathtaking...

The Coronavirus and Markets

February 25, 2020 In the last several days, fears about the Coronavirus spreading have resulted in a “risk off” environment in financial markets:  equity markets globally have lost value and US Treasury prices have risen.  As of the time of this letter, on February 25th,...

Expanding the Accredited Investors Pool

Will the definition of what it means to be an accredited investor change in the near future?   In December of 2019, the SEC voted to propose an amendment that would allow a greater number of individuals and institutions to qualify as accredited investors—increasing the eligible...

Market Update: 2019 Recap and 2020 Outlook

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.  As 2020 begins, we wanted to provide you with: (1) a 2019 financial market review, (2) a snapshot of where we are currently, and (3) some thoughts going forward. 

Detlef’s Interview with Chase Jarvis

Detlef’s Interview with Chase Jarvis Detlef Schrempf touches on the importance of giving back during his interview on the Chase Jarvis Live Show. Thanks, Detlef for this great reminder to be grateful for life’s blessings and give back. The perfect sentiment and start to this...