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Putting 2020 Behind Us and Looking Towards 2021

We can all agree that 2020 has been anything but an ordinary year. In March, the U.S. and much of the world went into lockdown due to the escalation of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and, unfortunatel...
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Quarterly Insights: October 2020

This is the third quarterly commentary in which the coronavirus takes center stage. The pandemic has impacted our society, economy, health, markets, p...
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Quarterly Insights: July 2020

The first half of 2020 has been exceptionally difficult, affecting each of us in one or many ways. Since our last quarterly commentary, the coronaviru...
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Quarterly Insights: April 2020

Much has changed since we provided our last quarterly commentary in early January, as the economy’s brisk pace continued, and the stock market showed ...
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Quarterly Insights: January 2020

2019 was a good year for investors, with extraordinarily strong domestic markets. As measured by the S&P 500 Index, stocks returned 31%. The Bloomberg...
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Quarterly Insights: October 2019

At Clifford Swan, we take pride in building customized portfolios to meet client objectives. Our portfolio construction process stems from a carefully...
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Quarterly Insights: July 2019

Stocks continue on a path of strong performance. The second quarter of 2019 experienced some bumps along the way, but as of our writing, the domestic ...
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Quarterly Insights: April 2019

Only a few months ago, domestic stock markets were in a sharp decline. Last year ended with stocks in the red, as a turbulent fourth quarter dragged d...
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Quarterly Insights: January 2019

2018 ended turbulently, with equity markets declining over the last three months of the year. Since reaching a September high, the major U.S. stock in...
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Market Commentary: December 26, 2018

In terms of stock market returns, it appears this year may come to be known as the year that the Grinch stole Christmas. After a bruising selloff that...
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Quarterly Insights: October 2018

The U.S. stock market continues to soar. As we write, the S&P 500 Index is near all-time highs. For the past six months, returns have been positive. F...
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