Scott Colbert

Scott is the chief economist and director of fixed income management with Commerce Trust Company. He joined Commerce in 1993 and has investment responsibilities for over $26 billion in fixed income assets. Scott directly manages the Commerce Short-Term Government and the flagship Commerce Bond strategies. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1986 and received his Master of Business Administration from Xavier University in 1988. He has been both a director and president of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of St. Louis.

Market Brief with Scott Colbert 1/24/23

The financial markets are off to an encouraging start to 2023, with both equities and bonds showing positive gains for the year. In the latest Commerce Trust Market Brief with Scott Colbert, we identify five drivers behind this early enthusiasm, as well as two formidable headwinds that are keeping our optimism in check.  

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Market Brief with Scott Colbert 1/3/23

What should investors expect in 2023? In the latest Commerce Trust Market Brief with Scott Colbert

2023 Economic Outlook And Financial Market Update: St. Louis, MO 12/9/22

As we enter the new year, we find the pace of global economic growth slowing while volatility and...

Market Brief with Scott Colbert  12/5

The S&P 500 Index is up nearly 14% since October. What’s behind this resurgence, especially in the...

Market Brief with Scott Colbert  11/15/22

In this episode of Commerce Trust Market Brief with Scott Colbert, we examine the stronger than...

Market Brief with Scott Colbert  10/24/2022

Fears of a recession are on the rise. Are they justified? In this episode of Commerce Trust Market...

5 Minutes with Scott Colbert - 8/3

After a disappointing first half of the year, the markets appear to be experiencing some...

5 Minutes with Scott Colbert - 7/21

The stock market’s performance in July has been relatively positive to date, which is a marked...

5 Minutes with Scott Colbert - 7/5

Financial market performance has been dismal so far in 2022. With the dog days of summer now upon...

5 Minutes with Scott Colbert - 5/25

The capital markets have been highly volatile for most of 2022, as investors come to grips with...

5 Minutes with Scott Colbert - 5/4

In an effort to combat the worst inflation in 40 years, the Federal Reserve said it’s raising the...

5 Minutes with Scott Colbert - 4/8

Both equity and bond markets are showing declines for the year, as surging inflation and rising...

5 Minutes with Scott Colbert - 3/17

In this segment of Five Minutes With Commerce Trust Company Chief Economist Scott Colbert, Scott...

5 minutes with Scott Colbert - 3/4

In this edition of 5 Minutes with Commerce Trust Chief Economist Scott Colbert, Scott reminds us...

5 minutes with Scott Colbert - 1/28

While there has been a lot of tumultuous financial market news to digest as of late, there is...

5 minutes with Scott Colbert - 2022 Outlook

In this video edition of “Five Minutes With Commerce Trust Company Chief Economist Scott Colbert,”...

Covid Crisis Morphs Into Childcare Crisis

As we continue to work through the economic impacts of the pandemic, a movement known as the “Great...