The Coronavirus and Market Declines

The Coronavirus and Market Declines

The world is watching with concern the spread of the new coronavirus. The uncertainty is being felt around the globe, and it is unsettling on a human level as well as from the perspective of how markets respond. At Amicus, it is a fundamental principle that markets...
Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight Isn’t.

Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight Isn’t.

The year 2019 served up many examples of the unpredictability of markets. Interest rates that US policymakers expected to rise fell instead. American consumers’ confidence weakened as the year began,1 and news headlines broadcast fears of an economic slowdown....
The 2010s: A Decade in Review

The 2010s: A Decade in Review

Imagine it is early January 2010 and you are reading a review of the financial markets. Investors have been on a roller coaster over the past three years, living through the stress of the global financial crisis and market downturn of 2008–2009, then experiencing the...
Timing Isn’t Everything

Timing Isn’t Everything

OUTGUESSING THE MARKET IS DIFFICULT Attempting to buy individual stocks or make tactical asset allocation changes at exactly the “right” time presents investors with substantial challenges. First and foremost, markets are fiercely competitive and adept at processing...

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