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What a difference a year makes. Or does it? It depends on where you look. A year ago, we wrote about markets being at all-time highs, a strong domestic economy with extremely low unemployment, growing...
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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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Quarterly Insights: July 2018

Several of the themes discussed in our previous quarterly review remain relevant. While 2017 produced a very strong, and calm, domestic stock market, ...
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Remembering Philip V. Swan

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of our visionary co-founder and friend Philip V. Swan, who passed away peacefully on December 7, 2017 ...
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Cybersecurity Breaches

As you've probably already heard in the news, 143 million American consumers' personal information (including names, Social Security numbers, birth da...
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