Asset Allocation Reports

Asset Allocation Weekly (May 28, 2021)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF Gold moved steadily higher from the late summer of 2018 into last August.  Prices declined toward 1,700 into March but have been recovering since.  In this report, we will update our views on the metal. We have been holding gold in our asset allocation portfolios since 2018, although… Read More »

Asset Allocation Weekly (May 21, 2021)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF In March, job openings rose to their highest level on record. According to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), there were over 8.1 million job vacancies, surpassing the previous record of 7.6 million set in November 2018. The surge in vacancies is supported by data from… Read More »

Asset Allocation Weekly (May 14, 2021)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF Since the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-2008 (GFC), any rapid rise in home prices has tended to spark fears of another bubble bursting.  U.S. home prices have recently been up more than 10% from one year earlier, marking their strongest gains since the recovery period right after the… Read More »

Asset Allocation Weekly (May 7, 2021)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF Yogi Berra is famous for various quotes.  He famously said, “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”  He also noted that, “A nickel isn’t worth a dime anymore.”  The one we deal with most in asset allocation is the saying, “It’s tough to… Read More »

Asset Allocation Weekly (April 30, 2021)

by Asset Allocation Committee | PDF (Due to staff vacations, there will not be an accompanying podcast and chart book this week. The multimedia offerings associated with this report will resume next week, May 7.) In our asset allocation strategies, we continue to have a separate provision to homebuilders.  The reason for this particular position… Read More »

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