Third Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

Third Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

If you want to see (perhaps even enjoy) an exercise in futility, run a search in Google on this phrase: 2019 predictions about the stock market in 2020 As you’ll find, the search returns dozens of articles containing hundreds of predictions from market pundits about...
Second Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

Second Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

Vanguard founder John Bogle once famously advised investors on how to handle stock downturns: “Don’t just do something,” he said. “Stand there!” It is a wry and wise way of turning the conventional wisdom about what to do in bear markets on its head. When panic grips...
First Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

First Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

How fast the world can change. On February 12, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at an all-time high of 29,551. At that time, the economy was humming, corporate earnings were rising and unemployment was at lows last seen during the mid-1950s. While global health...
Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

The uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is unsettling, both on a human level and an investment level. The uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy led to extreme levels of stock-market volatility this past week,...