Alterra Advisors

Tax Reform, Markets & Inflation, Q2 in Review

The second quarter built on much of the encouraging economic progress we saw in the first quarter. States moved to being nearly fully open, markets advanced, and we learned more about probable tax reforms.

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Market Values, Inflation, and Q1 in Review

The first quarter of 2021 brought continued economic recovery, gains in markets, and the COVID-19 vaccine is being rapidly administered, bringing hope that we’re approaching post-pandemic times. Let’s look at common questions we encountered this quarter.

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My Portfolio & the S&P 500

Why is my portfolio underperforming the S&P 500? Do I need to make a change? These questions are on the minds of many investors when a primary index like S&P 500 rallies ahead of many others. As one of the most widely recognized benchmarks, it’s common to compare your strategy against it – but should you?

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What’s Next for the Market, Economy & My Portfolio? 7-15-20 webinar replay

Thanks to all who attended our webinar on 7/15! We were glad to host Paul Single, a Senior Portfolio Manager at City National Rochdale, to discuss the coronavirus impacts on the market and economy and Q&A from many of you. For anyone who wasn’t able to participate, we’ve made this replay available. We hope you find it helpful!

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Recessions – How Bad Are They & How Long Do They Last?

Turn on the TV or scroll through a news feed in uncertain times and you’re sure to see that nasty “R” word – Recession. “How bad will this be?” “How long will this last?” It’s not uncommon to hear, “This one is different!” or “We’ve never seen this problem before!” So, what does history have to tell us about this topic?

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