Economic Outlook: Update
If you’re an optimist, earnings season was broadly encouraging for investors. Companies did better than their lowered expectations and held to the view that trends remain better than feared.
Quick Comment on the Looming Debt Ceiling Crisis
The US government hit the ceiling on its ability to borrow money in January, and since that time it has used special accounting maneuvers to pay its obligations.
Perspective on Last Week
Here’s our read on the stability of the financial system, the status of the fight against inflation, and the outlook for the economy. We recognize there are many moving parts, making assessments difficult.
Our Quick Take on the Failure of Silicon Valley Bank
Over the weekend, our research team actively monitored the fallout of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, the second-largest bank failure in US history.
Soft Landing for the Economy?
Since last March, the Fed has raised rates more aggressively than at any point in the past forty years. The latest economic data shows that the economy is slowing materially without causing rising unemployment—an impressive feat and begging the question, has the Fed done enough?
Is the 60/40 Portfolio Dead?
Last year was a challenging one for the 60/40 portfolio—a traditional investment strategy that invests roughly 60% of your assets in stocks and 40% in bonds.
Everything Old Is New Again: A Look at Financial Markets Against the Backdrop of A Christmas Story
You’re probably familiar with the old adage “everything old is new again.” Indeed, we’ve witnessed surprising revivals of fashion trends, hairstyles, and even pop music over the years. But this year’s return of the holiday classic A Christmas Story is making many people feel exceptionally nostalgic—especially those of us who grew up in the 1980s.
Will the Fed Overshoot?
Last week’s better-than-expected inflation report brought relief to markets. Both stocks and bonds rebounded as investors anticipated that the Fed won’t have to be as aggressive in raising rates to tame runaway prices.
Recession Ahead? Here’s the Latest View from the Capital Markets
Is a recession coming? We are getting that question a [...]
Is the Economy Strong Enough to Handle Higher Rates?
Is the economy strong enough to handle higher rates, or [...]
CornerCap Market Commentary: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
CIO Cannon Carr shares his thoughts on how Russia's War on Ukraine might impact US financial markets.
MARKET COMMENTARY: Inflation and the Economy in 2022
How high will inflation go, how solid is the economy, [...]
How Certain Is Uncertainty?
When it comes to growing and protecting your wealth people feel that the future today is more uncertain than ever before. CIO Cannon Carr talks about the role of psychology and data in today's financial markets.
Quick Take on Cryptocurrency
https://youtu.be/efXJvXItaQY What place – if any? – does cryptocurrency have [...]
Interview of Tom Barkin, President of the Federal Reserve of Richmond
On June 28th, CornerCap Wealth Advisors CEO Cannon Carr interviewed Tom [...]
Market Insights: Inflation Fears Abating?
Inflation is one of the biggest long-term threats to wealth [...]
Market Insights: Our Outlook for Rising Rates
Is inflation upon us? Since early February, the yield on [...]
Road to Recovery: Investment Outlook for 2021
Our RtoR series is designed to help investors filter the [...]
Road to Recovery: Market Activity since the Bottom
For today’s investor, there’s still a lot of uncertainty as [...]