With November just around the corner, we are looking back at 2020 and planning for 2021. It’s no secret that the market fluctuations have been unusual this year. With both a global pandemic and a presidential election year, we’ve seen many unprecedented gyrations. Let’s review
We are now at the beginning of the third quarter, and 2020 will forever be known as the year that the COVID-19 pandemic struck. It has been the reason for government induced recessions, extreme market gyrations and, ultimately, illness and death on a worldwide scale.
As we began the year 2020, it was with a certain satisfaction that we had completed 2019 with double-digit performance, reaching new market highs around mid-February, and a promising outlook for the year ahead. Unemployment was at a record low, the economy was earning a
The FPC Team has pulled together our Q4 2019 market review. Outlined here are a few of the key themes we’re observing right now. Current Market Updates Since the beginning of 2020, we’ve seen U.S. markets launch and continue a trend that indicates strong Q1
Just like that, the last quarter of the year is here and with it comes a lot of financial housekeeping tasks that can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here at FPC, we want to make sure that you are confident and equipped with a strong financial
Let us start with the pros and cons of the current global environment: Pros: The U.S. has very low unemployment. Americans continue to spend with consumer confidence showing optimism. Global inflation rates remain benign. The Fed has turned more cautious and is indicating they will
The global stock markets rebounded across the board in the first quarter of 2019. The improvements were a reflection that recessionary fears were overblown. On the global front, markets became more confident as China trade tensions abated. Domestically, the markets applauded the Fed’s decision to
The global stock markets in 2018 ended in a maelstrom of volatility. The markets declined significantly in the fourth quarter, this being the second major pullback of the year. This marks the first time in nine years that the S&P 500 posted a negative return for the
The portfolios turned in positive results for the third quarter of 2018 as well as the last 12 months ending September 30th. The U.S. based asset classes did better than international, and the sectors were also positive. Domestic markets continued their climb due to strong
The portfolios turned in positive results for the quarter and last 12 months ending June 30th. Domestic asset classes did better than international, and the sectors were mostly positive with some stellar returns.