Outlook 2021 - february 2021
Reflecting on market action during the first month of the new year is a method used by MCF Capital Management to develop an outlook for the entire year. January witnessed several interesting market events forming our cautious yet optimistic view of 2021.
The Geopolitical Reset
GEOPOLITICAL FORECAST 2021 - MARCH 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic dominated the focus of international relations in 2020 and effectively changed the course of domestic and international politics for all critical power centers around the world. The geopolitical landscape has changed, and investors should be aware of emerging geopolitical dynamics in 2021.
Maintaining Caution, Remaining Optimistic
MONTHLY MARKET COMMENTARY-MARCH 2021
Markets moved higher in February as continued optimism was generated by fiscal stimulus, accommodative monetary policy, and COVID-19 vaccine rollouts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.20%, the S&P 500 gained 2.60%, while the NASDAQ lagged with a gain of .90%.
Is your portfolio as efficient as it could be?
When you look at a line chart of an investment’s historical performance, one feature to note is its volatility – how frequent and how extreme the ups and downs have been. This is significant because volatility is the most commonly used measurement of an investment’s risk. The greater the volatility, the riskier the investment is considered to be.
What can market volatility teach investors about the fundamentals?
Market volatility, painful as it can be, can actually provide an important lesson for investors about why it’s important to stick to the fundamentals, such as having an asset allocation strategy and regularly reviewing your plan. With that in mind, here are suggestions for these turbulent times that may help you turn today’s worries into tomorrow’s good habits.