4Q 2020 Cornerstone Commentary

We should never despair, our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times. -George Washington Regardless of your political affiliation, the fourth quarter of 2020…

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Election Insights

Elections often seem momentous, and the presidential election of 2020 is certainly no exception. While it could be viewed by some as merely a referendum on President Trump’s general personality, to many voters this election is about much more than Trump vs Biden.

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3Q 2020 Cornerstone Commentary

The rally continues! The market continued to rally throughout the third quarter of 2020. Despite a pullback in mid-September, the broader equity market rallied more than 8% during the quarter.

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2Q 2020 Cornerstone Commentary

“The death of contrarians has been greatly exaggerated. The reason is that the crowd is the market for most of any cycle. You cannot be contrarian all the time, otherwise you end up simply fighting the tape the whole way up (or down), therefore being wildly wrong. -Barry Ritholtz The second quarter of 2020 started…

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An Optimistic Assessment

A good general [or trader] plans in two ways: for an absolute victory and for an absolute defeat. The one enables him to squeeze the last ounce of success out of a triumph; the other keeps a failure from turning into a catastrophe. – Max Brand As the second quarter of 2020 comes to an…

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Relief Rally

You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want. Indecision has often given advantage to the other fellow because he did his thinking beforehand. – Maurice Switzer After experiencing a March many of us would rather forget, April was a welcome relief. During March, the viral curve was rising…

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Reflections 4.17.20

In lieu of a typical commentary on markets and the economy, we thought something a bit different might be helpful. Consequently, we are sharing a few short thoughts on decision making in times of uncertainty. We all like to think we are rational and that we make rational decisions on a regular basis. Perhaps in…

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1Q 2020 Cornerstone Commentary

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it…

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The End of the Beginning ….

No this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. – Winston Churchill Perhaps some are breathing a sigh of relief: the 1st quarter of 2020 is over. The quarter began with such promise. It was a quarter which saw new…

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Insight for Nonprofits on the CARES Act

Cornerstone would like to make available the following links to some helpful resources on the CARES Act from the accounting firm CapinCrouse, a leading provider to nonprofit organizations. Key Provisions of the CARES Act How the Paycheck Protection Loan Program Applies to Nonprofit Organizations As always, our team at Cornerstone is available to assist you…

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