Author: Madison

2018 was a year of choppy returns in the global markets, and especially so in emerging market (EM) equities. Although emerging market equities tend to exhibit more volatility than other asset classes, we believe they are an important element of a diversified portfolio, as does...

Unlike the Lexus car commercial with the slogan, “A December to Remember”, the fourth quarter of 2018 was one we would all like to forget. The first quarter went a long way in helping that effort, as U.S. equities experienced the largest quarterly gain since...

Madison Wealth Management recently celebrated its annual Day at the Races appreciation event, where guests enjoyed spring’s arrival, the bucolic setting, and competitive steeplechase racing. Held at the historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia, this year marked the 53rd running of the Loudoun Hunt Point...

Baron Funds President, COO and Chairman, Linda Martinson wrote an interesting investor letter with her 2018 commentary, addressing the misconceptions investors have between interest rates (particularly rising interest rates), and their effect on stock prices. Below are excerpts we think should be highlighted given the...

“While short-term changes rarely mean much, often information can be gleaned by examining the underlying market dynamics during such periods. Specifically, the recent pullback has corresponded with a sharp increase in investor fear and uncertainty. As a result, investors have flocked to so-called low volatility...

“A long December and there’s reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last” ~ A Long December, lyric from the band Counting Crows What a difference a year makes. If 2017 was the year where everything in the market worked, 2018 was...