Political Risk

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Political risk is a type of risk that can be materially affected by political decisions, events, or conditions.  Investors should recognize that this type of risk differs from more traditional economic risks. Currently, company specific investment analysis is being overshadowed by uncertainty surrounding the impact of the health emergency and government efforts to protect citizens … Continued

Good News

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There is so much negative news out there right now.  Everyone is feeling anxiety and stress, so I thought it would be helpful to pass along some of the good news that is being circulated.  This blog was originally posted by Peter Diamandis (linked to the original below.) (1) Vaccine development: An experimental vaccine developed by … Continued

Mobilization

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In military terminology, mobilization is the act of assembling and readying troops and supplies for war.  During the Second World War, this gave rise to President Roosevelt’s 1940 call to arms and the mobilization of America’s industrial capacity.  “Arsenal of Democracy” was the slogan that the President used to underline America’s commitment to give the … Continued

Business and Market Update

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Sigma is Open for Business: As we survey the landscape we want to make sure that there is no question about Sigma being OPEN for business. – We are taking every precaution and making sure we are following the CDC and other government guidelines to protect our employees, doing our best to help them remain … Continued

Today’s Market Commentary – March 12, 2020

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This sounds like a cliché, but it’s at times like these that we have to remain clearheaded and look beyond the current financial despair. The economy will recover from the short term, coronavirus-inspired weakness and advance to renewed prosperity. So too will the financial markets. At Sigma, we have seen and lived through many periods … Continued

“Tommy”

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“Tommy” is the title of an 1890 poem by Rudyard Kipling, written from the point of view of a soldier, and contrasts the treatment they receive from the general public during peace and during war.  Tommy is generic slang for a common British soldier and is roughly equivalent to the U.S.’s G.I. or G.I. Joe. … Continued