Q2 Market Update and Commentary: Markets and the Summer Swing

Q2 Market Update and Commentary: Markets and the Summer Swing

If you feel like a lot is going on in the world and, by extension, with financial markets, you are justified in feeling that way. A recent article by The Economist highlighted the fact that levels of stock volatility, bond volatility and economic uncertainty are...
Update: Market Narratives

Update: Market Narratives

Face your fears. That’s what my father always used to say to me. I think it was less about “being tough” and more about understanding them at a deeper level. Once demystified, much of the fear and uncertainty naturally melts away. No doubt there are many things to be...
Your Financial Future and the Current Market Environment

Your Financial Future and the Current Market Environment

With stock and bond volatility at multi-year highs, BSW would like to pan back and attempt to put the current market environment into perspective. By providing a framework through which to view the market moves, we hope to provide some reassurance and peace of mind...
Inflation and the Art and Science of Bonds

Inflation and the Art and Science of Bonds

To say Q1 was a rough start to the year would be, from my perspective, an understatement. Commodities were about the only thing in the green, as inflation continued to rage, and the Fed began a tightening campaign. For many investors, what felt different this time is...
High Standards? Us too.

High Standards? Us too.

  March is B Corp Month Organizations around the world are celebrating what it means to be a Certified B Corporation by raising awareness around why B Corps are better for employees, the community, customers, and the environment — the stakeholders that influence...
Thoughts on Ukraine . . .

Thoughts on Ukraine . . .

When I was a young boy, maybe seven, I was at a golf course pond in Iowa with a rocky shoreline and lots of bullfrogs. Picking up a rock from the shoreline, I tossed it at a bullfrog. I tossed another. And another. To my surprise, I hit one. To my horror, the frog...