2019: Year in Review

2019: Year in Review

Markets: The year 2019 was by all measures a great year for investors, although few people predicted the kind of returns that both the stock and bond market produced.  We began the year with the market pundits worrying about trade issues and the possibility of global...
2019: Year in Review

3rd Quarter 2019 Review

Overview With political news dominating the headlines, the U.K. set to “Brexit” in October, and tensions rising in Iran, there appears to be no shortage of external risks for investors both domestic and abroad. Nonetheless, low interest rates, unemployment, and strong...
2019: Year in Review

2nd Quarter 2019 Review

Overview Concerns over a global economic slowdown depicted in recent economic data moved Central Banks to telegraph future easing of monetary policy. As a result, interest rates continued their decline throughout the 2nd quarter. The lower rates have translated to...
First Quarter 2019 Review

First Quarter 2019 Review

Overview In the first quarter, the bull market celebrated its 10 year anniversary since bottoming out on March 6, 2009. Ten years later, the S&P 500 sits above 2,800, a rise of 2,133 points from the 667 crater seen during the financial crisis. While the 4th...
2018: Year in Review

2018: Year in Review

Markets in 2018 turned out to be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, but ultimately finished on a very sour note after a horrible 4th quarter. We began 2018 with optimism, having just come off a tremendous year in 2017 which saw 20%+ equity returns. Many investors...
2019: Year in Review

Fourth Quarter 2018 Review

Overview In the 4th quarter a second correction for 2018 was experienced as stock market investor concerns grew over whether the U.S. economy reached its peak earnings growth potential. Additionally, continued trade negotiations and uncertainty regarding the Federal...