Lemonade Anyone?

I focus this mid-month blog post on a market update given the recent volatility. At the end, I briefly mention some things to consider with these lemons.
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Asset Class Returns - 12/31/2019

2019 returns were very strong across most asset classes, something not many expected at the beginning of the year. View six charts which capture the current market. As viewers of Hill Street Blues may remember - "Let's be careful out there."
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Asset Class Returns - 11/30/2019

A relatively quiet month on the surface as the market seems content with a Fed on hold (reinforced at Powell Congressional testimony mid-month), inflation and GDP solid but not hot, and trade negotiations moving along.
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Asset Class Returns - 9/30/2019

Despite the continued themes of trade war and slowing growth – and a couple new shocks in September – the markets remain resilient through September but economic indicators bear watching.
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Asset Class Returns - 7/31/2019

What a boring month in the markets … except for the last afternoon! It was only boring because the past months have been so volatile. Based on the first two days of August, not so boring...
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Asset Class Returns - 6/30/2019

June equity returns were almost a mirror image of May - but with a positive number - bringing YTD returns back to April highs. Don't forget the base is off the relative lows of Christmas Eve, but still quite impressive. The same two drivers are present - trade negotiations and the Fed.
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