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Equity Outlook

CHRIS GUINTHER, Senior Equity Strategist and Portfolio Manager It’s 2022, not 2020, and my opinion is the odds that stocks will do well have fallen significantly.  After two really strong economic years during the Covid period, the Federal Reserve has … Read More


Have you ever been in a meeting like this?       Boss from the head of the meeting table, pointing to a woman as others look on:  “Yes!  That’s exactly what I was going to think.”    

Hamlet’s Duplex

Celebrated New Yorker Magazine Editor and cartoonist Bob Mankoff employs some Shakespearean humor…       “Hamlet’s Duplex” – Second floor hallway, 2 apartment doors visible, one marked “2B” and the other “Not 2B”    

Returns in Times of War

A little over a month ago, Russia invaded Ukraine; surely stocks are down and bonds are up since then, right?  Not quite.   The information provided is for illustration purposes only.  It is not, and should not be regarded as … Read More

Disaffected Dogs

It’s important to balance these days’ worrisome headlines with a little dose of humor…       Two dogs walking down a neighborhood sidewalk, one saying to the other – “It’s always ‘Sit,’ ‘Stay,’ ‘Heel’ — never ‘Think,’ ‘Innovate,’ ‘Be … Read More

Someone else’s home

“A Minute With MONTAG” considers the lighter side of today’s world…       Woman to man, as they both sit in front of their notebook computers at the kitchen table – “Maybe you should work from someone else’s home.” … Read More

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