Market Thoughts for February 2017
Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses the markets and economy for January. Last month was a great month for stock markets, and from a financial market perspective, the world is in good shape. In fact, we’re seeing the first synchronized global expansion since the financial crisis. What’s the problem? Even as growth continues to do well, it’s not quite keeping pace with expectations. Is this a healthy normalization? What will be the economic effect of the current political conflict in Washington? Stay tuned to find out. Follow Brad at blog.commonwealth.com/independent-market-observer.
Market Thoughts for January 2017
Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses the markets and economy for December. Last month was all about confidence: for the consumer, for business, and in the stock market. U.S. markets finished strong for the month, in large part due to the post-election rally. Consumer confidence moved to its highest level since 2001, employment grew, and business confidence reached a level we haven’t seen since before the financial crisis. Given such strong results, what should we keep an eye on as we start 2017? Stay tuned to find out. Follow Brad at blog.commonwealth.com/independent-market-observer.
Alpha, Beta, and Impact: Quantitative Portfolios Aligned With Values
In this video for The PMC Spotlight, Ryan Tagal, Director of Product Management at PMC, explains how advisors can help investors achieve both index returns and social priorities, and offers insight on innovations on the horizon for impact investors.