Market Commentary

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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Market Commentary

Stay Calm and Carry On

The current financial market panic is unprecedented – just as all preceding panics were unprecedented. Yet, during times of panic, malfunctioning mark...
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Market Commentary

Rallying Into 2020

Early in the new year, after experiencing strong gains in their U.S. stock portfolios in 2019, investors saw geopolitical risk pulled into the spotlig...
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Market Outlook

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 domesti...
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Market Commentary

Market Outlook

Uncertainty works well as a theme for any stock market outlook written at any time. It always exists, as the economy, geopolitics, and many other key ...
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Fundamental Equity Analysis: What Do the Numbers Say?

At its core, our equity investment approach at Clifford Swan is to own businesses. On behalf of our clients, we purchase companies that make goods, pr...
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Market Commentary

Was the Fourth Quarter Really Just a Glitch?

It has been reported that 90% of asset classes suffered losses in 2018. There were few places to hide, even for well-diversified investors. As we will...
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Market Commentary

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

Market Arm Wrestling

At market highs and deep into multi-year economic recoveries, a wrestling match often ensues as the market begins to contemplate its next chapter. Add...
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Playing Defense

With summer vacation season coming to a close, the stock market back within striking distance of its highs after a bout of volatility early in the yea...
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