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After the broad-based downturn in 2022, most asset categories rebounded in 2023 against a backdrop of continued economic expansion and moderating inflation.  Global stock and bond markets experienced a strong year-end rally as the US Fed signaled a potential shift to monetary easing.  Yet...

Tax Legislation A politically divided Congress struggled to pass any form of meaningful legislation in 2023. There had been some discussion around extending or modifying certain expiring tax provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Expiring TCJA provisions were not the only tax items...

The combination of continued global economic expansion with moderating inflation provided a favorable backdrop for financial markets in the first half of 2023. Corporate earnings results were generally better than expected, which improved investor sentiment toward equities. The US market rally was...

Despite some weakness thus far in August, the combination of continued global economic expansion with moderating inflation has provided a favorable backdrop for riskier assets thus far in 2023. So far, the economy and corporate profits have proved more resilient than the consensus expected. Despite...

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Recent market concerns have centered on the banking crisis that began with Silicon Valley Bank, but attention has now turned to the debt situation of the United States Government. The US hit its $31.4 trillion debt limit on January 19, which means the government cannot technically issue any new...

Given the news flow over the past few weeks, accompanied by financial market volatility, we are reaching out with a brief commentary piece to share our perspective. The attached provides a summary of our assessment of the macroeconomic backdrop and current portfolio positioning

In late December, Congress passed a significant omnibus budget bill. Included was the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act of 2022 (“Secure Act 2.0”), which contains various retirement and other changes that practitioners and their clients need to be aware of. It...

In addition to a one-page executive summary, our most recent Investment Commentary includes a review of recent financial market results, our assessment of the macro backdrop, and an update on portfolio strategy. Here’s an overview: 2022 proved challenging for most asset categories as...

The internet plays a huge role in just about every aspect of daily life, both at home and at the office. At Colony, we rely on technology for managing our business and communicating with you. You rely on technology when working with us, your business, and home management. We know you can feel...

To state the obvious, it’s been an extremely difficult year for investors as markets digest higher inflation, rising interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainty. Both stocks and bonds have experienced broad declines while asset categories that benefit from higher inflation, such as commodities...

After posting strong gains over the last couple of years, asset prices have stumbled in the first 5 months of 2022 as financial markets digest higher inflation, rising interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainty.  Both stocks and bonds have experienced broad declines while asset categories that...