The Magnificent Seven, Diversification and Long-Term Success

Diversification vs. Concentration in the Era of the ‘Magnificent Seven’

At the end of 2022, “The Magnificent Seven” was no more than the title of a 1960 American Western starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. By the end of 2023, however, the “Magnificent Seven” turned into the name of a group of seven stocks that contributed more than two-thirds of the S&P 500® Index’s return

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Fourth Quarter 2023 – Quarterly Market Review

OVERVIEW: Market Summary World Stock Market Performance World Asset Classes US Stocks International Developed Stocks Emerging Markets Stocks Select Market Performance Select Currency Performance vs. US Dollar Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Commodities Fixed Income Global Fixed Income Impact of Diversification Quarterly Topic: Country Debt and Stock Returns CONTINUE READING

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Examine why short-term economic forecasts often fail to match reality.

The Certain Uncertainty of Short-Run Economic Predictions

Bloomberg published an article near the end of December last year reporting outcomes from its latest monthly economic survey.1 Survey respondents included 38 economists who each offered a forecast for 2023. Like many at the time, the survey results were generally pessimistic about the economy. The survey’s median estimated growth rate for U.S. gross domestic

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