The Year of Spinning Plates

The Year of Spinning Plates

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. If you’re trying to keep track of it all, you might feel a bit like the fellow on the Ed Sullivan show who ran around spinning plates and other kitchenware on sticks.   Understanding how all of today’s events intertwine,...
What’s Russia’s Real Motive in Ukraine?

What’s Russia’s Real Motive in Ukraine?

As investment advisors, we generally remain agnostic on political matters. As we’ve written many times, history teaches investors to keep politics out of portfolios. Given the dramatic events unfolding in Ukraine, we’re going to make an exception. In addition, we’ll...
Perspective on Recent Market Happenings

Perspective on Recent Market Happenings

We’ve been thinking about the recent ups and downs of the stock and bond markets. The past three calendar years (Covid shutdown included) have been very good to stock investors. 2021 was a steady upward climb for stocks with little disruption, which lulled many folks...
The Fog of War and Your Investments

The Fog of War and Your Investments

What happens to investments during times of war? As things heat up between Russia and Ukraine, we thought it might be helpful to offer some historical perspective on how the stock and bond markets have performed in past conflicts. To be sure, the situation in Ukraine...