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Fixed Income Total Return Commentary
1Q 2020 — Coronavirus Turmoil
April 8, 2020

The U.S. economy came into the year on solid footing with jobless claims and the unemployment rate hovering near 50-year lows,…

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Market Moves
Special Edition of Market Moves: Charting Our Strategies
March 17, 2020

We believe that now is the time when a disciplined, unemotional approach is more important than ever. Heading into last week’s sell-off, Clark Capital’s portfolios were positioned favorably…

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Market Moves
Market Moves: Charting Our Strategies, January 2020
February 12, 2020

Clark Capital's Economic Gauges Clark Capital's Bottom-Up, Fundamental Strategies The broad market trends of the past several years continued to assert... Read More
Market Moves
Market Moves: Charting Our Strategies, December 2019
January 16, 2020

Clark Capital's Economic Gauges Clark Capital's Bottom-Up, Fundamental Strategies Dividend stocks kept pace with the strongest U.S. market in six years... Read More
Opportunity Update Commentary
4Q 2019— 2020 Should Be Highlighted by Stable Fed Policy & Election-Driven Opportunities
January 15, 2020

While 2018 featured rising interest rates and losses among virtually all major asset classes, 2019 was the polar opposite. Both stocks…

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The Soslow Report
4Q 2019 — A Faster Gondola
January 15, 2020

In last quarter’s commentary entitled “Ignore the Deafening Noise” I urged readers to focus on the likely future of Fed policy and economic activity at the expense of the media’s obsession with the current flattening of the yield curve,

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Multi-Strategy Commentary
4Q 2019 — Failed Recession Fears Highlight 2019’s Climb of the Wall of Worry
January 15, 2020

2019 represented a tremendous turnaround year. As of January 4th, market psychology turned quickly and the Fed turned strongly dovish, which…

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SMA Fixed Income Commentary
Q4 2019 SMA Fixed Income Commentary— 2020: Time to Play the Stimulus Music
January 15, 2020

If the health of the U.S. economy remains on solid ground, then the speed and direction of the Fed policy change this year is quite interesting.

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High Dividend Equity Commentary
4Q 2019— The Power of Dividends
January 15, 2020

The market reversed course in the first quarter with the S&P 500 Index climbing 13.1% after a bruising fourth quarter decline which narrowly missed the 20.0% bear market territory.

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Tax-Free Fixed Income Commentary
4Q 2019 — Tax-Free Fixed Income
January 15, 2020

A lower and flatter yield curve took center stage for tax-free bonds through the first quarter of 2019, taking an encore from the sound performance during the back half of 2018.

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U.S. Small Cap Commentary
4Q 2019 — Small Cap Rallies with Russell 2000
January 13, 2020

For the 12 months ending December 31, 2019, the Navigator® Small Cap Core U.S. Equity strategy delivered gains of 26.51% gross…

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All Cap Core Commentary
4Q 2019 — Value and Quality Characteristics Continue to Drive All Cap Strategy
January 13, 2020

For the fourth quarter of 2019, the Navigator® All Cap U.S. Equity strategy had a return of +9.58% (8.78% net) vs….

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SMID Cap Core Commentary
4Q 2019 — SMID Provides Long-Term Outperformance
January 13, 2020

Since inception, the Navigator® SMID Cap Core U.S. Equity strategy delivered annualized gains of 11.79% gross (8.51% net) vs. 10.74% annualized…

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ADR/International Equity Commentary
4Q 2019 — International Equity Closes Out the Year Strong
January 13, 2020

Since Inception, the Navigator® International Equity/ADR strategy delivered annualized gains of 6.06% gross (2.93% net) vs. the gains of 1.88% for…

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Fixed Income Total Return Commentary
4Q 2019 — The “Everything Rally”
January 8, 2020

2019 began with investors reeling from the 20% decline in the fourth quarter of 2018, but it sure did end on…

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Market Moves
Market Moves: Charting Our Strategies, November 2019
December 10, 2019

Clark Capital's Economic Gauges Clark Capital's Bottom-Up, Fundamental Strategies U.S. equity and bond investors have experienced strong returns after the Federal... Read More
Market Moves
Market Moves: Charting Our Strategies, October 2019
November 13, 2019

Clark Capital's Economic Gauges Clark Capital's Bottom-Up, Fundamental Strategies The market moved higher with U.S. equities back in record-high territory around... Read More
Opportunity Update Commentary
3Q 2019— What Recession Worries? Stocks Enjoy Their Best First Three Quarters Since 1997
October 23, 2019

2019 has been a year of turbulent headlines for the markets, with the U.S./China trade war switching between hot and cold….

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ADR/International Equity Commentary
3Q 2019 — International Equity Continues Long-Term Outperformance
October 18, 2019

The Navigator® International Equity/ADR strategy delivered annualized gains of 8.53% gross (5.34% net) versus the gains of 4.45% for the MSCI…

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Market Moves
Market Moves: Charting Our Strategies, September 2019
October 16, 2019

Clark Capital's Economic Gauges Clark Capital's Bottom-Up, Fundamental Strategies There was a major shift in leadership that occurred early in September... Read More

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