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Reflecting on the Bear Market and One Way to Take Advantage

2022-10-18T13:22:51-04:00

Reflecting on the Bear Market and One Way to Take Advantage - Podcast Associate Director of Client Service Zach Greiner, CFP sits down with our Chief Investment Officer Mark Foster, CFA to reflect on where the market stands after most indices finished Q3 in bear market territory and use history to look [...]

Reflecting on the Bear Market and One Way to Take Advantage2022-10-18T13:22:51-04:00

Market, economic storms are inevitable–so are bold, unreliable forecasts

2022-10-12T14:51:03-04:00

Market, economic storms are inevitable--so are bold, unreliable forecasts Mickey Kim / October 7, 2022 The financial markets and economy have been hit by their own metaphorical Hurricane Ian in 2022.  Stocks are firmly in “bear market” territory (down more than 20%).  Bonds, historically considered “safe” investments, have [...]

Market, economic storms are inevitable–so are bold, unreliable forecasts2022-10-12T14:51:03-04:00

2022 Q3 Client Letter

2022-10-12T14:51:18-04:00

Dear Clients: The financial markets and economy have been hit by their own metaphorical Hurricane Ian in 2022.  Following a brief respite in July, stocks ended the third quarter firmly in “bear market” territory (down more than 20%).  Bonds, historically considered “safe” investments compared with stocks, have also been crushed, as the [...]

2022 Q3 Client Letter2022-10-12T14:51:18-04:00

Why “free” is the most dangerous word in investing

2022-09-20T10:27:20-04:00

Why “free” is the most dangerous word in investing Mickey Kim / September 9, 2022 There are a number of words/phrases used to pitch investment products that are “red flags” and should cause you to “raise your antenna” and activate your “BS detector.”  These would include “bulletproof,” “guaranteed,” [...]

Why “free” is the most dangerous word in investing2022-09-20T10:27:20-04:00

History suggests stocks may enjoy a post-Midterm election bounce

2022-09-20T10:31:19-04:00

History suggests stocks may enjoy a post-Midterm election bounce Mickey Kim / August 12, 2022 Seasonal tendencies of stock prices make for interesting conversation.  Pundits offer the brilliant advice of “Sell in May and Go Away,” which means liquidate your portfolio to avoid a summer/fall swoon.  Heeding this, [...]

History suggests stocks may enjoy a post-Midterm election bounce2022-09-20T10:31:19-04:00

A Look at the Market After a Volatile First Half of the Year

2022-07-22T12:03:13-04:00

A Look at the Market After a Volatile First Half of the Year - Podcast Associate Director of Client Service Zach Greiner is joined by Chief Investment Officer Mark Foster, CFA to examine the economic environment after the 5th worst first half of the year in the history of the stock market [...]

A Look at the Market After a Volatile First Half of the Year2022-07-22T12:03:13-04:00

Bursting of speculative bubbles leaves path of financial destruction

2022-07-11T12:45:02-04:00

Bursting of speculative bubbles leaves path of financial destruction Mickey Kim / June 17, 2022 Warren Buffett famously said, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”  To slow rampant, persistent inflation, the Federal Reserve (“Fed”) has slammed on the monetary brakes by [...]

Bursting of speculative bubbles leaves path of financial destruction2022-07-11T12:45:02-04:00

Rising Rates 101: How it happened and why it matters

2022-05-12T12:57:28-04:00

Rising Rates 101:  How it happened and why it matters Mickey Kim / May 13, 2022 Interest rates have surged at the fastest pace since 2009, as inflation has reached levels not seen in forty years, leading to severe indigestion for the stock and bond markets. Low interest [...]

Rising Rates 101: How it happened and why it matters2022-05-12T12:57:28-04:00

How war, high inflation and the Fed have impacted financial markets, plus options for investing idle cash

2022-04-18T14:44:11-04:00

How war, high inflation and the Fed have impacted financial markets, plus options for investing idle cash - Podcast After a quarter where the S&P 500 saw +10% swings in both directions, Associate Director of Client Service Zach Greiner is joined by Chief Investment Officer Mark Foster, CFA to examine what factors [...]

How war, high inflation and the Fed have impacted financial markets, plus options for investing idle cash2022-04-18T14:44:11-04:00