Insights

2018: Year-End Planning Ideas

As the end of 2018 approaches, financial advisors and clients would be smart to focus on strategies to save taxes before the end of the year and into the New

Spruce Index Returns November 2018

In the month of November global risk assets rebounded strongly as midterm election results came in about as expected, ending market uncertainty and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stated interest

Spruce Index Returns October 2018

In October financial markets sold off broadly with global stocks declining -7.49%, bonds -0.79%, and commodities down -1.97%. The United States, previously a safe-haven from imploding overseas markets, finally capitulated

Volatility: Better Get Used To It

In December and January we wrote a market outlook that named 2018 as the “Year of the Bond Market” based upon our view that interest rates would rise more than

Spruce Index Returns September 2018

September saw wide dispersion in returns with gains in Japan, S&P 500, U.K. and Developed International stocks up +5.68%, +0.57%, +1.05%, and +0.54% respectively while REITs, Small Caps, Real Estate