Portfolio Compass | January 15, 2019

COMPASS CHANGES Upgraded financials view to neutral/positive from neutral Upgraded industrial metals view to neutral from negative/neutral INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS Our S&P 500 Index year-end 2020 fair value target range of 3,250–3,300 is based on a price to-earnings...

Market Insight Quarterly | Fourth Quarter 2019

Stocks Rise, Bonds Fall Amid Trade Optimism, Fed Pause Average economic growth, more mixed signals. Third-quarter data showed the U.S. economy grew at an average pace for the economic expansion, with signs of weakening in manufacturing. Gross domestic product (GDP)...

Market Insight Monthly | December 31, 2019

ECONOMY: U.S. ECONOMY’S PROMISING END TO 2019 The U.S. economy wrapped up 2019 with a batch of generally promising data as U.S.-China trade tensions died down. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.1% year over year in November, its slowest pace...