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What’s Going on With Bonds?

There’s no way to sugarcoat it.  We’re currently in the worst period for bonds in history.  As of October 31, the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate is down 15.7% year-to-date.  The Bloomberg Global Aggregate is faring even worse, with a year-to-date decline…

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Cornerstone 3rd Quarter 2022 Commentary

Volatility is a symptom that people have no idea of the underlying value. Jeremy Grantham This quote from a man who nearly lost his firm during the bull market leading up to the 2000-2002 bear market is, in our humble…

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What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?

A charitable gift annuity is a planned gift that allows the donor to make a donation to charity, take a charitable deduction, and receive lifetime payments from the charity. For enterprising donors who want to give to their favorite charity…

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Cornerstone 2nd Quarter 2022 Commentary

Whoever watched the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:4 Unfortunately, the war in Ukraine did not end, inflation did not dissipate, and Covid-19 has a new variant!  We suppose it follows that…

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What is a Christian Investment Firm?

Introduction Investment firms are numerous, and they vary in numerous ways.  For example, firms may have different views on market timing and asset allocation.  Different investment firms offer different services as well.  One important but often overlooked aspect of a…

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Cornerstone Fixed Income Commentary

Conquering Bond Bears “I was absolutely unemotional about numbers.  Losses did not have an effect on me because I viewed them as purely probability driven, which meant sometimes you came up with a loss.  Bad days, bad weeks, bad months…

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Financial Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations face significant challenges each year with rising costs and uncertain giving.  While these circumstances can’t be fully controlled, nonprofits can take action to maintain financial stability.  In this article, we share a handful of key financial tips for…

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Cornerstone 1st Quarter 2022 Commentary

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders Winston Churchill War in Europe, mounting inflationary fears, and Covid-19—clearly a recipe for a bearish first quarter.  In fact, following new highs set by most indexes in the first week of January, the…

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The Hazards of War

Oh troika, winged troika, tell me who invented you? Surely, nowhere but among a nimble nation could you have been born in a country which has taken itself in earnest and has evenly spread far and wide over half of…

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