CNBC April 21, 2020

Don’t Dismiss Economic Risks nor Discount Investment Opportunities

June 2020

Why should you bother investing overseas when the results here at home in the U.S. have shown long-term gains? In your June Issue, I discuss the selective opportunities across the globe, with an increasing emphasis on a particular international fund. (Hint: As you know, my view is that we are shifting from a more evenly spread out global economy to a U.S.-China duopoly, with all other regional and national economies taking a back seat.)... Read more

The Worst of Times and the Best of Times

June 4, 2020

This past week has seen yet another tumultuous test of worst and best socio-economic times. I’ll take them in two parts.... Read more

Falling Economies and Rising Markets

May 21, 2020

Global markets remain relatively optimistic about the road to coronavirus recovery. But the economic path that the re-opening/re-closing recovery will take remains anyone’s guess. It will likely take several paths (some intended, some unintended), fits and starts, trials and tribulations, positives and negatives and so on.... Read more

Fidelity Investor’s Model Portfolios have year-to-date returns through 5/31/20 of between -9.9% and 0.8%. The average investor at Fidelity gained 3.5% in May.
Global Quant Growth-9.9%7.3%
Global Quant Income0.8%N/A
Growth & Income-3.9%4.9%
Annuity Growth-1.8%6.1%
Annuity Growth & Income-2.7%5.2%
S&P 500 -5.0 %9.9%
Fidelity Investor Index -2.5%5.3%

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