Archive: Investment Commentary

May 04, 2021 | Investment Commentary

Market Update – May 2021

Market Update – May 2021 In this video, Peter Schaefer provides an update on the main market factors Legacy’s investment team has been monitoring. He covers important topics such as the slowing spread of the COVID-19 virus and vaccine rollout, consumer trends and activity levels within the economy, and overall market performance in different sectors. […]

January 15, 2016 | Investment Commentary

January 15, 2016: Markets In Motion

After a bumpy 2015, the major indices ended about where they started. The S& P 500 Index eked out a total return of 1.4%, and bonds, as measured by the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index, posted a return of 0.6%. The stock market lows of the year were set in August, falling over 12% from […]

September 03, 2015 | Investment Commentary

September 3, 2015: How to Handle Volatile Markets

Last week the S&P 500 had its first official correction (a fall of 10% or more from the previous high) in nearly four years. The S&P 500 posted its worst month since May 2012. The decline was triggered in part by concerns over slowing global growth and the imminent Fed interest rate hike next month. […]