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360 Insights

  • 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...

  • Expectations vs Reality

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportIn our previous report, we discussed how earnings for the next two quarters are likely to be some of the worst numbers in history. Does that mean markets will fall in response? Not necessarily. For it’s not the actual economic numbers that matter…it’s how the actual numbers differ from their expectations...

  • Dare We Look at Earnings?

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportNOTE TO CLIENTS All of us at IronBridge are working from home over the coming weeks during Austin’s shelter-in-place order. Fortunately, we have had remote work capabilities for years. We will continue to serve your needs in an uninterrupted manner with access to our full suite of resources as if we...

  • Objectives during Volatility

    Read as PDFPrint this Report“When we have hope, we discover powers within ourselves we may have never known- the power to make sacrifices, to endure, to heal, and to love. Once we choose hope, everything is possible.” -Christopher Reeve We continue to closely monitor the unprecedented environment surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While our primary concern...

  • Crisis = Danger + Opportunity

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportIn the Chinese language, the word “crisis” is composed of two symbols. One represents “danger” and the other “opportunity”. Markets today are in a crisis. On Monday, the S&P 500 fell 225 points, or 7.6%. The Dow Jones dropped 2,013 points, or 7.8%. Crude oil fell over 30% at one point...

  • Unprecedented Decline from All-Time-Highs

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportLast week saw the fastest 10+% decline from a 52 week high in history. From peak-to-trough, the S&P 500 Index fell over 16% in 6 days. Additionally, all S&P 500 sectors declined 10% or more over the same period. This also occurred on a global scale, where every country’s stock market...