Market Commentary

Q2, 2020

Summary

  • The current environment represents a unique episode in investment history, combining aspects of the Great Depression, the tech bubble, and the great financial crisis.

  • In spite of U.S. economic weakness, the Federal Reserve remains a powerful force and is influencing markets by expanding its balance sheet and buying securities of mega-cap, global companies.

  • Trillions in fiscal and monetary support have pushed many asset classes to near pre-COVID price levels, erasing much of the losses experienced during the epic March downdraft.

  • Given the abundant risks in the market and the range of possible outcomes, the recent rally provides a unique opportunity for investors to re-evaluate their asset allocations.

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