Yearly Archives: 2016

  • stocks

    U.S. Stocks hit Record Highs….now what?

    The S&P 500 index (S&P 500) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) both hit record highs on July 12, 2016 with the S&P 500 reaching 2,152.14 and the Dow climbing to 18,347.67. While some were celebrating these new highs and the extent of this current secular bull market run following the market meltdown of 2008 and ensuing “great recession”, others are concerned that this bull market run may now be a little long in the tooth and that current market valuations may be too high. ... Read More

  • happy

    Happy Fourth of July!

    What It Means to Be an AmericanTo believe in the promise of a better tomorrow, and stand united in our efforts to give a peaceful nation to our children ... Read More

  • How Investors Can Prepare for the Brexit Vote

    Delivering on an earlier campaign promise to let the people decide the fate of Great Britain and the European Union (EU), current Prime Minister David Cameron will bring the referendum to a vote on June 23, 2016. The stakes are significant and could have both short and long term implications on worldwide stock markets as well as the economies of Great Britain and the Euro zone as a whole. ... Read More

  • memorial

    Thoughts on Memorial Day…

    This year, as on every Memorial Day, we celebrate by honoring and remembering those who have fought to protect our freedom and liberties ... Read More

  • radar

    REITs Continue to Fly Under the Radar

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) represent a type of security that invests in real estate, through either property or mortgages, and typically trade on an exchange. While many concerns have been raised about non-traded REITs in recent years, publicly traded REITs, both in the U.S. and globally, have turned in some impressive results of late. ... Read More

  • hovish

    Fed Maintains “Hovish” Stance but More Rate Hikes Expected in 2016

    ollowing their meeting this week, the Federal Reserve (Fed) chose to leave interest rates unchanged again. While we believe that the Fed would like to adopt more of an increasingly hawkish stance given solidifying economic data in the U.S. and mounting inflationary pressures, it seems that they continue to strike somewhat of a dovish tone to appease certain vocal dissenters and those concerned with global economic growth altogether ... Read More

  • equities

    International Equities Gaining Momentum

    As a backdrop, here is our current outlook for global economic growth in 2016.• The U.S. economy, while not knocking the cover off the ball by any means is stabilizing and we anticipate that it will grow this year by an annualized rate of somewhere between 2.4% - 2.8%. ... Read More

  • Is Now The Time to Invest in the Energy Sector

    Is Now the Time to Invest in the Energy Sector?

    The energy sector has been mired in a historic decline of crude oil prices essentially since 2014. This has largely been due to an oversupplied market in the face of relatively flat global demand ... Read More

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