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Periscope Weekly Investment Newsletter.

Death of equities, 40 years ago today

On August 13, 1979, Business Week wrote a cover-page story that summarized feelings that many people today may find familiar: “we hate equities.”

That day, the S&P 500 closed at 107.42 and today, forty years after equities passed away, the S&P 500 index is near 3,000. Since that time, S&P 500 dividend has risen from $6 to over $56. Over these past forty years, inflation has risen 3.5 times. (1)

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Investments Halftime Report

“As we experienced this past quarter, uncertainty is a constant presence and volatility can return to markets at the drop of a pin (or a tweet, it seems, these days).”

So concludes the second quarter “halftime” investments report for our clients. If you’d like to read the entire report, and you’re reading this in an email, just click here.

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