Global Market Volatility Update

The global financial markets began this week with a sell-off with global equities down more than 7% midday following large declines in oil prices and continued concerns about containing the community spread of the coronavirus.1 We realize it can be distressing to see...

3rd Quarter 2019 – Quarter Summary

3rd Quarter 2019 – Quarter Summary October 22, 2019 3rd Quarter Market Summary Over the past quarter, a flurry of international events dominated headlines, and in parallel, the global equity markets have experienced volatility without much direction. The global trade...

2nd Quarter 2019 – Quarter Summary

2nd Quarter 2019 – Quarter Summary July 8, 2019 Long before Dear Abby first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1956, we have been seeking the advice of others. The Athenian Mercury, considered by many to have published the first modern advice column, put...

1st Quarter 2019 – Quarter Summary

1st Quarter 2019 – Quarter Summary April, 2019 On March 13, the unthinkable happened when social media giants Facebook and Instagram (owned by Facebook since 2012) were unavailable for more than 12 hours. While some were frustrated by the service outage, others were...

4th Quarter 2018 – Year End Summary

4th Quarter 2018 – Year End Summary January, 2019 Throughout 2018, volatility in the U.S. stock market caused some people to ask whether it was different this time. With breaking news regularly flashing across phones and TV screens, many found it difficult not to be...