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Artifex April 2020 Market Commentary

May 7, 2020 April provided relief for beleaguered investment portfolios, perhaps far more than would have been expected in the wake of the six-week decline that ended in ...
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Rebirth of Optimism?

  April 28, 2020 US equity prices have continued to claw back great chunks of their losses since the March lows. The S&P 500 has gained roughly 4.25% from April 15 ...
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Artifex Economic & Market Commentary April 15, 2020

  Rally Domestic equity prices have staged a spectacular rally from their March 23rd lows. In the past two weeks the Dow Jones Total Market Index has risen roughly 10% ...
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Artifex First Quarter 2020 Commentary

First Quarter Market Commentary   April 6, 2020 On February 19, 2020, the S&P 500 recorded its highest ever close at just over 3386, up 4.8% for the year. 2020 was off ...
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Wartime

  March 30, 2020   President Trump has effectively become a wartime President. The rapid appearance of numerous Coronavirus hotspots across the nation has thrust Mr. ...
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Artifex February 2020 Commentary

February Market Commentary   March 4, 2020 February featured juxtaposed extremes of equity and bond market performance. In the first half of the month, several broad ...
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Artifex February Market Update

    Rally February 17, 2020 Domestic equity prices have staged a powerful upsurge since the end of January. Fueled by strong fourth quarter 2019 earnings reports and ...
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November Market Commentary

December 3, 2019 November delivered solidly positive returns for US equity investors, but less so for InternationalDeveloped and Emerging Markets. Early month trading ...
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