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Q 3 2023 Colony Group Market Perspectives

October 17, 2023 Q3 2023 Colony Market Perspectives Introduction Equity markets declined during the third quarter following a surprisingly strong first half of the year. Investors had started to warm to the idea that the Federal Reserve (Fed) was successfully guiding the U.S. economy towards a soft landing, which would ultimately allow the Fed to [...]

November 10th, 2023|0 Comments

Q2 2023 Colony Market Perspectives

Q2 2023 Colony Market Perspectives July 13, 2023 Q2 2023 Colony Market Perspectives The rally in equities continued unabated during the second quarter, discrediting those prognosticators that were calling for a difficult first half of the year. The banking sector, which emerged as an issue during the previous quarter, had another casualty, as First Republic [...]

July 24th, 2023|0 Comments

4th Quarter 2022 Market Perspectives

Dear Clients and Friends, 2022 was a challenging year for investors, as both equities and bonds posted losses. Most stock markets across the world experienced a bear market during the year. Despite less exposure to the turmoil caused by Russia, U.S. stocks underperformed international stocks, with the S&P 500 Index and MSCI ACWI ex U.S. [...]

January 18th, 2023|0 Comments

3rd Quarter 2022 Market Perspectives

Dear Clients and Friends, Investment markets got off to a promising start in the third quarter before ending with a thud. After a challenging first half of the year, risk assets began a recovery in mid-June with the S&P 500 rising 17.4% between June 16 and August 16. Bonds also staged a rally with the [...]

November 7th, 2022|0 Comments

2nd Quarter 2022 Market Perspectives

  Dear Clients and Friends, Investment markets experienced a rough first half. As we consider how the rest of the year may unfold, we encourage clients to keep their wits about them.  While the world has challenges ahead, we remind you that despite the multitude of crises we have endured over the past 100 years, [...]

July 28th, 2022|0 Comments

Cloyd Scholarship Recipients Named

The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of The United Methodist Foundation for the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference, announces that the recipients of the Cloyd Scholarship are Virginia Varden and Gerardo Amaya-Quinteros.  Virginia is a member of Fulton First United Methodist Church and is currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.  Gerardo is a [...]

June 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

FREE Saving Grace Curriculum Leader’s Kits Available Now

Saving Grace Curriculum The United Methodist Foundation and Development Fund has Saving Grace Leader’s kits available for launching this important program.  Last year, in collaboration with Administrative Services for the Tennessee/Western Kentucky Annual Conference, the Foundation was awarded a generous grant from the UMC Clergy Well-Being Initiative in partnership with the General Board of Pensions and [...]

January 7th, 2022|0 Comments

Church Building/Renovation Grants Continue!

The Board of the Development Fund for Kentucky and Tennessee and the Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences is pleased to announce the continuation of the Development Fund grant program in 2022.  Last year, this program provided 45 grants to churches and ministries in the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences for a total [...]

January 7th, 2022|0 Comments