Global Economic & Market Commentary — March 2021

Summary In the US, passage of a $1.9T stimulus package should provide a bottom up growth boost, and vaccine deployment has boosted optimism around a…

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Black Friday Sales in the Capital Markets

By Erich M. Hickey, CFA® Everyone enjoys the satisfaction of getting a good deal or taking advantage of a sale. At this time of year, we are bombarded…

The Fallacy of the Preference for Income in Portfolios

By Joseph Zaccardi, CFA The most challenging part of providing financial guidance to families and institutions is overcoming educational hurdles to…

Risk Management in the Age of Uncertainty

by Erich M. Hickey In the 1600s, merchant ships faced enormous uncertainty while delivering cargo throughout the world. Rough weather, pirates, foreign…

Yields are near 0%. Why should I own bonds?

By Erich M. Hickey, CFA® and Terrance Rebello, CFA® and CIPM™ Since 1981, when the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield peaked at over 15%, investors have…

Thinking Clearly in a Crisis: a Discussion on Making Good Family Business Decisions in a Stressful Environment

How bias affected our decisions during the pandemic By Joseph Zaccardi The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed an avalanche of uncertainty and emotions for…