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The Morning View: July 30 , 2021

The Morning View: July 30 , 2021

Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 0.1% in June, a bit more than expected. Personal Spending increased 1.0% in June, higher than expected and a rebound from the flat reading the previous month.  The PCE Deflator, a measure of inflation, increased 0.5%...

The Morning View: July 30 , 2021

Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 0.1% in June, a bit more than expected. Personal Spending increased 1.0% in June, higher than expected and a rebound from the flat reading the previous month.  The PCE Deflator, a measure of inflation, increased 0.5%...

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Second Quarter 2021 Investment Commentary

Second Quarter 2021 Investment Commentary

Market Recap Global stock markets continued to surge in the second quarter. Developed markets led the way, with the S&P 500 Index gaining 8.5%. International stocks rose 5.0%, held back by mixed news on the COVID-19 front and a tightening in China’s financial...

The Morning View: July 30 , 2021

The Morning View: July 8, 2021

In this morning’s data, Initial Jobless Claims were 373,000 for the week ending July 3rd, a small increase of 2,000 over the previous week’s revised level.  On the other hand, Continuing Claims were 3,339,000 for the week ending June 26th, which is a decrease from the...

Fixed Income Commentary- July 2021

Fixed Income Commentary- July 2021

July 2021 2nd Quarter 2021 Fixed Income Review • Q2 fixed income markets experienced positive performance although Treasuries and high credit quality were still negative year-to-date • Although a strong influence during the first half of 2021, the reflation trade in...

Second Quarter 2021 Investment Commentary

Investment Outlook – July 2021

The Signs Are Everywhere, But What Do They Say?   The folly of predicting economic cycles and market reactions can sometimes appear uncomfortably close to the practice of past generations, who believed in the predictive power of heavenly phenomena, weather...

The Morning View: July 30 , 2021

The Morning View: July 2, 2021

Announced this morning, the economy added 850,000 jobs in June, more than expected. The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, adding 343,000 jobs, while Construction and Motor Vehicles & Parts industries were weak. The Unemployment Rate increased three...

Second Quarter 2021 Investment Commentary

Smooth Seas Do Not Make Skillful Sailors

One of the lessons learned through team sports is the reality that at some point you will go through serious adversity together.  For many, it can break the team and detour an entire season.  But a select few continue pushing, persevere and break through to immense...

Second Quarter 2021 Investment Commentary

New Texas Law Enhances Appeal of Dynasty Trusts

New legislation recently signed by Texas Governor Abbott could have tremendous potential for families and individuals who wish to create a long-term legacy and keep their trusts in Texas with Texans. The new law further bolsters the appeal of dynasty trusts, a proven...

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