Tag Archives: participation

Mar 10, 2020

Cushioning the Decline

With the S&P 500 down -14.7% for calendar 2020, and -18.8% since its peak in late February, investors are rightly concerned to identify strategies that might help to mitigate the ongoing decline.  A number of defensive factor indices have performed relatively well in March, but the leader for the year so far is S&P 500…

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Jan 15, 2015

Ports in the Storm

Since last fall, the S&P 500 has gone through three distinct downdrafts.  Between September 18 and October 15, the index fell by 7.3%.   It recovered that lost ground, and then some, rising 11.8% through December 5.  Then a second, less severe, decline began, as the index fell 4.9% between December 5 and December 16,…

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