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  • 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 manor 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...

  • Corona-Virus & Volatility

    After months of very low volatility, fears over the potential negative effects of the corona-virus on the global supply chain is causing markets to take an overdue pause.  Markets underwent a large sell-off today. The Dow Jones fell 1,031 points, and the S&P 500 was down over 3.3%. In this issue we put this decline into...

  • The One Thing

    Successful investing over time comes down to one thing: markets work in cycles. In this issue we take a deeper dive into a topic we discuss relatively frequently, but one that is not addressed as much as it should be in the investment world…the idea of cycles. Once we get comfortable with one key claim,...

  • Turn the Page

    What a year 2019 has been. Despite trade wars with no resolution, weakening economic data, geopolitical uncertainty, impeachment, Brexit, and a whole list of other potential negatives, markets across the globe were strong and had very little volatility. In this issue, we review the key charts that help explain a very interesting 2019. “Learn from...

  • Illusion vs Reality

    As we continue the discussion of economic reality versus market reality from our previous Insights issue, we also look at the various illusions that are present in the investing world. This includes the illusion of one of the most over-used and misunderstood concepts in wealth management…the idea of diversification. “Reality is but an illusion, albeit...

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