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360 Insights

  • Gridlock is Good?

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportMarkets across the globe surged today, despite election uncertainty. Just like in 2016, predictions about what would happen in the 2020 Presidential election were flat out wrong, as were market predictions for a market crash. It appears that gridlock, the Fed, and the potential for stimulus talks to resume are driving...

  • Elections and Overconfidence

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportWith less than a month to the election, we look at the dangers of overconfidence, analyze sector performance under tremendously different legislative environments, and discuss whether you should reduce risk prior to November 3rd. “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.┬áIt’s what you know for sure that...

  • Does GDP Matter to Stocks?

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportSometimes what should make sense simply doesn’t. This is especially true this year. We just witnessed the worst quarterly economic data in history, yet markets have now officially made up all of their losses from the COVID crash. This begs the question…does GDP matter to stocks? “A man should look for...

  • COVID vs. The Fed

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportSomething we at IronBridge have been discussing over the past month has been an expectation that COVID cases would rise following Memorial Day and the opening up of the economy and society. This is now happening. In financial markets, increased risks around COVID are battling the liquidity tsunami from the Fed....

  • Dispersion

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportA theme has developed over the past month that likely has a great deal of importance to investing over the next few years. It is called “dispersion.” We have seen financial markets disconnect from the real economy, and assets within markets are showing massive differences in performance. What does this mean...

  • Making Sense of the CARES Act

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportThe CARES Act provides an estimated $2 trillion in fiscal stimulus to combat the economic impact of COVID-19 and provides the healthcare industry the financial support, equipment and protection it needs to help combat the virus. “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in...