Category Archives: Personal finance

  • 5 Investment Themes to Consider for 2017

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ... Read More

  • Factoring in Trump and Rising Interest Rates

    The third quarter started with rapid gains in the prices of stocks as concerns over Brexit faded. Following the 3.7% gain during the month of July, stock prices settled into a lull, moving no more than 1% for over 40 trading days ... Read More

  • What’s next from the Federal Reserve?

    The third quarter started with rapid gains in the prices of stocks as concerns over Brexit faded. Following the 3.7% gain during the month of July, stock prices settled into a lull, moving no more than 1% for over 40 trading days ... Read More

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    Is This the Calm Before the Storm?

    The third quarter started with rapid gains in the prices of stocks as concerns over Brexit faded. Following the 3.7% gain during the month of July, stock prices settled into a lull, moving no more than 1% for over 40 trading days ... Read More

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    Investment Themes to Consider for the Remainder of 2016

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ... Read More

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    How Will this Election Affect the Stock Market?

    With the national political party conventions now behind us, many investors and financial advisors have been asking us for our prediction on whom we believe will likely occupy the Oval Office for the next four (and possibly eight) years and the likely impact on the economy and stock market of such a victory. ... Read More

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    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

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    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