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Vistage recognizes Robert Miller, CFA with the 2021 Impact Award

Sheridan, April 27, 2021 – Vistage, one of the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organizations for small and midsize businesses, announced Robert Miller, CFA is the recipient of the Vistage Impact Award. The progress of Vistage’s newest members is awe-inspiring. The Impact Award recognizes the remarkable development and achievement of trailblazing members with […]

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Capital Markets Perspective | November 2021

With government spending on the decline, consumers pulling back, and supply chain issues worsening, third quarter US GDP was just gross. But what happened in the markets in October? Find out in our latest Capital Markets Perspective.

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Market Commentary | October 27

TIS THE SEASON, FOR EARNINGS Clifford Stanton, CFA® | Director of Investments As of yesterday, October 26th, about 26% of S&P 500® companies had reported actual results for the third quarter. Of these, around 85% are beating earnings estimates and 87% on sales estimates, according to data from S&P. Overall, revenue per share is expected […]

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Market Commentary | October 13

INFLATION SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING Clifford Stanton, CFA® | Director of Investments The just released report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that year-over-year inflation remains relatively high, with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers coming in at 5.4% (the monthly change was 0.4%). With lingering supply chain problems, […]

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The Download | 3Q 2021

Do valuations still matter? Is inflation more persistent than thought? And what is the Fed thinking? Read our latest “The Download” to find out what we think.

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Capital Markets Perspective | 3Q 2021

Inflation wasn’t the only thing on investors’ minds in the third quarter—there were myriad risk-off inducing concerns to choose from.

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Market Commentary | September 28

FED’S HAWKISH TONE DRIVES YIELDS HIGHER Clifford Stanton, CFA® | Director of Investments With the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) meeting last week, Treasury yields have surged, as taper talk and dot plots indicated a more hawkish tone than the market had anticipated. Yields on the 5-year, 10-year, and 30-year all moved […]

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Capital Markets Perspective | September 2021

Overall economic activity has been slowing, as indicated by Citigroup’s Economic Surprise Index, which recently hit its lowest level in over a year. How did the markets respond in August? Find out more in our latest Capital Markets Perspective.

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Market Commentary | September 1

With the beginning of September comes the return to the classroom for most school age children and the end of Federal emergency unemployment benefits of an extra $300 per week for roughly 11 million people. Here are a few thoughts on these current events and more.

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Market Commentary | August 18

Consumer confidence hits its lowest level in nearly a decade. Here are a few thoughts on current U.S. market events.

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Capital Markets Perspective | August 2021

Emerging market equities were taken behind the woodshed in July, while gold got its mojo back and Treasuries demonstrated how they can be the ‘Kale’ of a balanced investment diet.

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Market Commentary | August 4

Despite recent continuous quantitative easing (QE) and trillions of dollars of stimulus, the Bloomberg consensus expectation is that we’re going right back to the slow growth environment that we had before. Oh, and seemingly nobody cares. The market is up.

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Market Commentary | July 22

Are we moving toward a more normalized environment? Read on for current market commentary from Director of Investments, Clifford Stanton, CFA.

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The Download | 2nd Quarter 2021

Is it time to be fearful when others are greedy? Get the latest quarterly investment news and investor takeaways in our recent edition of The Download.

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The Pain Index

The Pain Index can be a tool for advisors to help them define and measure risk in terms investors can feel and relate to—how much money they might lose. Being mindful of loss when helping investors choose investments can lead to a better experience and help keep them on track toward their goals. Losing less to gain more is a philosophy we believe in at Frontier Asset Management.  It’s our Downside First Focus process, which sets a downside target for each strategy we manage—essentially seeking to minimize the Pain Index.

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Capital Markets Perspective | July 2021

Risk assets finish off the first half of 2021 in style – and financial advisors have their work cut out for them trying to reign in investors’ return expectations. Find out what we think in our latest Capital Markets Perspective.

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Market Commentary | June 22

The reflation trade is indeed on pause with commodities, small-cap stocks, and value stocks more generally all sitting on losses month-to-date. Further, the dollar’s strength has sapped the life out of international and emerging market stocks, at least for U.S. based investors.

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Capital Markets Perspective | June 2021

Consumer spending is back in line with the pre-COVID trend, and I think we can safely say that the idea that you can’t have your cake and eat it too is patently false.

Read on for commentary by Director of Investments, Clifford Stanton, CFA on current market events and how Frontier’s strategies are positioned.

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Capital Markets Perspective | May 2021

For the all-important month of April, the message was clear: Buy Everything! And investors did just that.

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The Download | 1st Quarter 2021

Wherever you think we are going, we are likely already there. For months, we have heard about an economic recovery that is just around the corner. However, since November of last year, capital markets – and thus the economy – have been downright euphoric.

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Capital Markets Perspective | March 2021

It’s been roughly one year since the market bottomed on March 23, 2020, and oh, what a year it’s been. Investors may want to frame their first quarter statements because the 1-year returns ending in March could very well be the best absolute returns they’ll ever see over such a short period of time.

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Taxes and Tax Management | March 2021

Despite taxes driving much of the decision between different retirement accounts, there are other factors to consider, too. This month, I want to discuss what I believe to be the benefits of a Roth 401(k) versus a traditional 401(k).

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Monthly Perspective | March 2021

Last month, the discussion of rising interest rates was all over the news like a political scandal. Are they going to rise? Find out what we think in our latest Monthly Perspective.

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Unscripted Podcast Series: Pandemic Special Edition

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this podcast series offers in-depth conversations with Investment Managers.

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Performance Updates

Frontier believes in transparency. Advisors and investors expect that from us. Because the fast-moving investment world never slows down, timely, regular, and understandable performance updates are essential. Our monthly performance summaries provide advisors with thorough reports on our strategies.

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