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Read timely investment updates from Mercer Advisors’ Chief Investment Officer, Don Calcagni.

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2020 Was A Good Year for ESG Strategies

2020 was a strong year for ESG-oriented strategies (Environmental, Social, and Governance), helping to solidify ESG as a legitimate approach to portfolio construction and management.

Donald Calcagni,

Feb 25, 2021

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GameStop: Making Sense of it All

The rise in GameStop this past week has been eye-popping. However, fundamentals still determine the long-term viability of any business.

Donald Calcagni,

Feb 1, 2021

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Democrats Won the Senate. Now what?

Democrats are now in charge of both the Senate and the House. What can we expect from this blue ripple?

Donald Calcagni,

Jan 12, 2021

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2021 Market Outlook

2020 showed us that diversified portfolios can deliver risk reduction and healthy long-term returns. We see glimmers of hope for 2021, but let’s not lose sight of our learnings from 2020.

Donald Calcagni,

Dec 21, 2020

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Post-Election Commentary: Why the Rising Market?

As 2020 election results have come in throughout this week, one thing that wasn’t expected was the market rally that occurred.

Donald Calcagni,

Nov 6, 2020

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Pre-Election Commentary

Over the past several months, we’ve delivered a number of webinars regarding markets and the upcoming elections. As we typically do with our events, we engage in a healthy Q&A afterwards to answer clients’ questions. In light of next week’s election, we wanted to share with you our thoughts regarding the most common concerns raised by clients.

Donald Calcagni,

Oct 30, 2020

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Q3 Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter.

Donald Calcagni,

Oct 8, 2020

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Silver: No Mettle to Fight Inflation

Can silver work as a hedge against inflation and help protect your investment portfolio?

Donald Calcagni,

Sep 21, 2020

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Reducing Portfolio Risk and Managing Volatility

Learn different approaches to reduce portfolio risk, including hedging, stop losses, and diversification.

Donald Calcagni,

Sep 11, 2020

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What Benchmarking Tells Investors

What benchmarking does and doesn’t tell us about fund manager performance.

Donald Calcagni,

Sep 2, 2020

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Does Warren Buffett Suddenly Like Gold?

Buffett recently invested in a large gold mining company. But does this really mean the Oracle of Omaha has changed his tune on gold?

Donald Calcagni,

Aug 28, 2020

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Exxon and the End of an Era

What Exxon’s delisting from the Dow Jones means for investors.

Donald Calcagni,

Aug 26, 2020

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