April 2, 2020: April's client letter will be mailed shortly. To read it now, click this link: April 2020 Client Letter
April 1, 2020: Recently, the CARES Act was enacted, and we have seen reports that required minimum distributions (RMDs) from some retirement accounts have been waived for 2020. If this could affect your plans for retirement account distributions, you may want to consult your tax adviser soon.
March 25, 2020: Colorado Governor Jared Polis has issued a “stay at home” order for the state of Colorado. We understand that essential businesses, including those such as J. V. Bruni and Company in financial services, can remain open under this order. In the unlikely event that we are required to close our main office, we will operate from our backup location. If your phone call to our office is not answered, please leave a brief, clear message and call-back number. We will call you back.
March 24, 2020: The average daily volatility of the S&P 500 index was approximately 0.57% in 2019. Over the last 30 days, that figure has jumped to about 4.56%. Moreover, the large-cap S&P 500's recent volatility has understated that of mid-sized and smaller stocks--which is typical. We focus on bargains wherever we find them, and thus we own large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap stocks in our pursuit of superior long-term results. With market volatility (and fear) come opportunities.
March 23, 2020: Our normal means of communicating to our overall clientele is through our monthly letters--and sometimes additional updates at mid-month. Our most recent mid-month update was mailed today. If there is a need for additional communication for the benefit of all clients, we will use this section of our company website.