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MWA 1st Quarter 2020 Commentary

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Section I:  Market Update Report

The first quarter of 2020 was volatile, to say the least.  If you click on this link, you will be able to download our graphical review of the first quarter.  In this, you will find that all global equity ...Read More

The Coronavirus and Market Declines

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The world is watching with concern the spread of the new coronavirus. The uncertainty is being felt around the globe, and it is unsettling on a human level as well as from the perspective of how markets respond.

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How Markets Performed Across the World in Q1 2020

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Each quarter we put together a PowerPoint detailing how different markets performed over the last quarter. You will notice that in Quarter 1 of 2020 each equity market was down more than 20%, with real estate being down the most at -29%

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Times Like These: Coronavirus Update

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Recently, I was on the 7th floor, stepped into an empty elevator that I assumed was going up. I stepped in and pushed the button for floor number 10 and watched the doors close. To my surprise, the ...Read More

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Q&A with MWA on Core+ Portfolios

Q&A: MWA CORE+ Portfolio Strategy or Investment Policy Questions surrounding the MWA CORE+ global Portfolios

 

Q: What’s MWA’s goal when building a prudent investment policy:

 

A: This is a question we spend a great deal of time discussing with clients.  I think the answer could be different depending on your specific stage of life and personal situation, but I think it is safe to say for a portion of your portfolio, what I’ll refer to as the ...Read More

Articles of Interest Going into 2020

In an effort to save you time, I have linked to several additional articles of interest that you can come back to later if desired. If you have time, please read these articles as they are chalked full of good information, stories, and lessons. Below, I have included descriptions and explanations of why I included these articles or links in this report. Enjoy and thanks for letting us help you and your family create your plan to accomplish your goals.

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MWA 2020 Decade in Review and 4th Quarter Update

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The year 2019 offered investors strong returns in many major asset classes and capped off an attractive decade of gains.  Figure 1 below shows the 10 year returns for a global stock portfolio.  Large US growth stocks, the major type of stocks owned by many investors, especially inside their retirement ...Read More

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How Markets Across the World Performed in 2019 (Annual Report)

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This Report shows how each of the markets across the world performed in 2019. As you can see from page 3, all major market classes were above their average annual return. 

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How Markets Performed Across the World in Q4 2019

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Each quarter we put together a PowerPoint detailing how different markets performed over the last quarter. You will notice that Q4 of 2019 Emerging Markets (yes the market we have talking about for a couple years) performed the best. 

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MWA 3rd Quarter Commentary: Interest Rates, the Dollar’s Strength, Brexit, and Trade Wars

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As the weather cools off, the political climate continues to heat up. With recession fears running high, trade war concerns, and high market volatility, investors appear jittery. The million-dollar question clients are asking, as markets begin to flirt with the previous highs, is will markets catch a cold and what should investors do today?  ...Read More

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