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  • COVID vs. The Fed

    Something 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. Who will win? “Those...

  • Dispersion

    A 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 and how can you...

  • Making Sense of the CARES Act

    The 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 safety and happiness.” -Thomas...

  • Expectations vs Reality

    In 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 that truly drive prices....

  • Dare We Look at Earnings?

    NOTE 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 were in the office....

  • Unprecedented Decline from All-Time-Highs

    Last 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 in the world has...

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