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January 2023 Market Tracker

Commerce Financial Advisors presents Market Tracker, a comprehensive snapshot of various sectors,...

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...

Your Risk Tolerance: Has It Changed?

For investors of all ages, risk tolerance is one of the most important considerations in managing...

Now Is a Good Time to Reassess Goals, Not Time the Market

Ask any investor — new or seasoned. It’s difficult to resist the impulse to time the market during...

What You Need to Know

What you need to knowThe latest insights from Commerce Trust on the economy, policy moves and...

Market Brief with Scott Colbert 1/3/23

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

December 2022 Market Tracker

Commerce Financial Advisors presents Market Tracker, a comprehensive snapshot of various sectors,...

The Case for Munis

The municipal bond (muni) market has a market capitalization of nearly $4 trillion1. What are some...

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...

2023 Outlook

As the new year dawns, we find the global economic and investment environment surrounded by...

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...

Year-end Review Checklist

No matter how wealthy you are, you want to be prepared for routine year-end conversations with...

Make Home Improvement Resolutions a Reality

The U.S. home improvement industry is stronger than it has been in decades. Not only do remodeling...

How to Approach Your Year-end Tax Review

It’s a fact of life: We have to pay taxes on our income. And no one — regardless of how much money...

Market Brief with Scott Colbert  11/15/22

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

A Trusted Contact Can Help Protect Your Money

There are a number of ways financial institutions strive to safeguard your hard-earned money. One...

Slobalization Podcast

We’ve launched a new podcast, Conversations with Commerce Trust. Our first episode explores the...

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...

Midterms and the Markets

With so much uncertainty facing investors this year — inflation surging to the highest levels in 40...

What’s Powering the Energy Sector’s Performance?

The energy sector’s 2022 returns to date clearly stand out in comparison to the other sectors of...

September 2022 Market Tracker

Commerce Financial Advisors presents Market Tracker, a comprehensive snapshot of various sectors,...

August 2022 Market Tracker

Commerce Financial Advisors presents Market Tracker, a comprehensive snapshot of various sectors,...

Is Real Estate in Your Portfolio a Good Hedge to Inflation?

For the most part, decisions about retirement are not made overnight. Whether you like it or not,...

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...

June 2022 Market Tracker

Commerce Financial Advisors presents Market Tracker, a comprehensive snapshot of various sectors,...

2022 Midyear Outlook

The global economic and investment landscape looks much more uncertain than it did at the start of...

May 2022 Market Tracker

Commerce Financial Advisors presents Market Tracker, a comprehensive snapshot of various sectors,...

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...

ESG Investments: Your Money Your Values

You may find yourself among a growing number of investors who are becoming very conscious and...

April 2022 Market Tracker

Commerce Financial Advisors presents Market Tracker, a comprehensive snapshot of various sectors,...

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...

Handling a New Market Dynamic Post-Pandemic

Do We Invest With Our Hearts or Our Minds?

5 minutes with Scott Colbert - 3/4

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

$100 per barrel oil prices soon? Crude prices facing continued upward pressure

A scarcely covered event late last month offers a blunt insight into the status of our domestic oil...

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,”...

Inflation Not a Friend to Bond Investors

For nearly a decade we have grown accustomed to the idea that inflation was off the table as a...

2022 Outlook Podcasts

Looking for more insight into our 2022 Outlook? Listen to our senior investment team in these...

2022 Outlook

2022 looks to be a year of economic transition. We anticipate that we will move from a...

2021 Midyear Outlook

Our 11-page edition 2021 Midyear Outlook Report entitled, “Open for Business”, provides economic...

‘DIGITAL DEEDS’ FOR CRYPTO ART – A PRIMER FOR DECIPHERING NFTS

Investors are revolutionizing the way some art can be acquired as potentially appreciating...

AM I A "GROWTH" OR VALUE INVESTOR

Each new year affords us a chance to revisit investing concepts that we can often lose sight of or...

2021 Market Outlook

One thing perhaps we can all agree upon as 2020 comes to a close is that not many of us will miss...

Pandemic forces new realities on S&P 500 and Dow indexes

Historic events in the stock exchanges can slip by quietly as the coronavirus pandemic changes the...

Petroleum Sector Hard to Navigate in Sea of Oil

The glut continues, and global oil prices are likely to remain weak as excess crude looking for a...

Resist Urge to Make Investments Based on a Potential Election Outcome

The political hyperbole is in full gear as we are less than a month and a half from the Nov. 3...