John Swift

Revenge of the Bond Nerds

The conditions that precede a battle with the bond vigilantes are high deficits coupled with what is viewed by the bond market as excessive spending. Against that backdrop you can understand the recent spike in yields across the intermediate and long end of the yield curve.

2021 Market Outlook

Benchmark Chief Investment Officer, John Swift, shares his outlook for the markets and economy in 2021. COVID-19 will continue to be an ongoing concern, however, we see opportunity as we continue to reopen the economy.

It Is Always Darkest Before Dawn

The English theologian and historian Thomas Fuller is the first person to commit the notion that ‘the darkest hour is just before the dawn’ to print. His religious travelogue A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine And the Confines Thereof, 1650, contains this view: “It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.”

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