ETON Advisors Newsletter - October 2019

Both stocks and bonds enjoyed positive returns in the Third Quarter 2019, adding to already-impressive performance from the first half of the year. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 has returned a whopping +20.6%, while the Barclays Aggregate index of U.S. investment-grade bonds has produced an equally impressive return of +8.5%.

Declining interest rates again deserve much of the credit for these attractive investment returns. Pessimism regarding global economic growth along with central bank accommodation...

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ETON Advisors Newsletter - July 2019

Stocks and bonds delivered spectacular performance in the first six months of 2019. The S&P index of large-cap U.S. stocks returned 18.5% for the year through June 30, while the Barclays Aggregate index of investment-grade bonds delivered an equally impressive 6.1% return. Small cap stocks, foreign equities, publicly traded REITs, MLPs, and even gold all posted double-digit returns for the first half of the year.

Declining interest rates—sparked by the...

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ETON Advisors Newsletter - April 2019

Financial markets were exceptionally strong in the first quarter of 2019. Nearly all major asset classes posted returns so positive that they virtually wiped out losses from the difficult fourth quarter of 2018.

While we are certainly happy to have experienced such strong performance in Q1, we cannot help but ask whether most of 2019's return might have been earned already in the year's first three months. No doubt there are potential...

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