Market Commentary

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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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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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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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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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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Market Outlook: Proceed with Caution

Following a tumultuous end to 2018, investors welcomed strong domestic equity market performance during the first quarter of 2019. U.S. equity markets...
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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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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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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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