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Tax-Loss Harvesting - MAP's Approach

November 18, 2022

How tax-loss harvesting, when done right, can mitigate the tax burden for investors.

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Fourth Quarter 2022

October 4, 2022

In this quarter’s MAP Views, MAP’s Investment Team discusses third quarter performance, as well as our outlook for inflation, the economy and the broader markets going forward.

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The Great Resignation: Up In Smoke

September 26, 2022

Despite progress in the standard of living for the average working American, labor challenges continue with millions of workers deciding to quit their jobs. While economists have various prognostications regarding why, our current thought piece focuses on the rise of the cannabis industry.

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FedEx: Canary In the Coal Mine?

September 16, 2022

Although we do not own FedEx (FDX) shares in any of our strategies, we believe it is a stock worth watching as a barometer of economic activity. This week’s thought piece discusses the implications of their recent earnings on the broad economy and the Fed’s ability to execute against their mandates.

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MAP Thought Piece

All Eyes On The 2022 Mid-Terms

September 1, 2022

Uncertainty surrounding the economy and current geopolitical conflicts coupled with a period of extreme partisanship in American politics has shaped the upcoming election into arguably the most important midterms in our nation’s history. Heading into these crucial elections ...

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Third Quarter 2022

July 12, 2022

In this quarter’s MAP Views, MAP’s Investment Team discusses second quarter performance, as well as our outlook for inflation, the economy and the broader markets going forward.

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MAP Thought Piece

Q&A With The Investment Team

June 27, 2022

Throughout our careers studying the financial markets, we have consistently seen how investors can fall victim to some of the most common behavioral biases and the negative effects they can have on long-term performance during volatile market conditions. To try and help navigate this challenging market environment, MAP’s Investment Team, led by Chief Investment Officer, Michael Dzialo and Portfolio Managers, Karen Culver and Pete Swan, sat down to answer some of the most common questions received over the past couple of months.

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Bonds and The Federal Reserve's Conundrum

June 3, 2022

We review how U.S. Fixed Income Is Enduring One of The Worst Declines in History.

Fixed income investors will look back fondly on the 40-year bull market for bonds that ended in 2021. We’re in an entirely different market now, and while early, it’s the one we’ve been warning about for quite some time. 

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Second Quarter 2022

April 4, 2022

This edition of MAP Views provides our thoughts on the rapidly changing investment landscape, the war in Ukraine, a potential bear market for bonds, high and rising inflation, as well as the Fed’s response to the uncertainty. It also discusses how we have positioned our portfolios in the face of unprecedented fixed-income volatility.

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Sometimes, We Make History

March 11, 2022

We review actions taken by the Fed and our elected officials in response to the COVID pandemic, trace the origins of the speculative excesses that investors began to unwind over January 2022 and discuss how MAP is preparing for this new chapter of economic history.

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Special Edition - Russia and Ukraine Crisis March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022

This edition of MAP Views provides a synopsis how key events in Russian/Soviet history coincide with changes in oil prices. We review key components of today’s Russian economy and consider how Russia’s actions will affect investors.

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First Quarter 2022

January 5, 2022

This edition of MAP Views provides a synopsis of market highlights during the first quarter. It also discusses what the investment team believes will be, potential opportunities, and risks for the markets for the foreseeable future.

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Navigating a World Drowning in Debt

November 12, 2021

Over the many years we have worked together, the investment team of Managed Asset Portfolios has developed some unique tools that help us parse out what is most relevant in our infinitely complex global economy. When we identify a theme that is persistent, pervasive, and thoroughly supported by evidence, we refer to it as a “thematic filter.”

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Fourth Quarter 2021

October 13, 2021

This edition of MAP Views provides a synopsis of market highlights during the third quarter. It also discusses what the investment team believes will be, potential opportunities, and risks for the markets for the foreseeable future.

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Why Global

September 14, 2021

As investors, we know the world is more interconnected than ever before. Social media allows us to connect with people from all over the globe: Zoom enables seamless video communication anywhere there is a data connection: Apple and Google have created platforms that put endless amounts of information at our fingertips. However, even with this connectivity, many investors stay rooted in their home country's stock investments.

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Third Quarter 2021

July 6, 2021

Stocks marched higher during the past three months, marking the fifth consecutive quarterly advance since the pandemic-induced crash last year. Value stocks continued their upward momentum but did give up some of their gains relative to growth stocks in June.

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About that inflation...

June 4, 2021

As the world continued to grapple with the coronavirus, the United States attempted to thread the economic needle. Record-breaking fiscal stimulus was passed in record time. Thankfully, the U.S. has been able to avoid the most negative potential economic outcomes.

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Second Quarter 2021

April 6, 2021

A noteworthy rotation from growth to value that began late last year continued in the first quarter of 2021. Some of last year's biggest winners underperformed during the quarter, while investors gravitated toward some of last year's laggards. 

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How to Evaluate an Investment Strategy

February 23, 2021

There is no perfect statistic or number for selecting a specific strategy; however, we believe some measures can be useful.

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First Quarter 2021

January 8, 2021

You certainly did not need 20/20 vision to see that 2020 was not an ordinary year. From a global pandemic, civil unrest to an election like no other, news headlines took many twists and turns throughout the year.

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Fourth Quarter 2020:
Countdown to the Elections

October 13, 2020

It seems that this election has stirred more emotions and captivated more voter interest than any other election in recent memory.

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MAP's Market Perspective

Final Election Preview: Should You Be Concerned?

October 28, 2020

With the elections looming, we take a look at the market consequences of different scenarios on November 3rd

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The Big Have Gotten Bigger

September 21, 2020

Despite the recent pullback in big tech names, the S&P 500 has been carried by the largest companies on the index.

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