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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

2022 Q1 Client Letter

2022-04-12T10:50:35-04:00

Dear Clients: We explained in our Q4-2021 Client Letter (January 12, 2022) why we believed 2021 was a high-return, low-volatility “unicorn.” Our counsel was to expect more modest returns in 2022.  Additionally, with the Federal Reserve (“Fed”) poised to begin removing emergency stimulus measures implemented at the start of the pandemic-induced economic [...]

2022 Q1 Client Letter2022-04-12T10:50:35-04:00

Brace yourself, energy insecurity and $4 gas could be here to stay

2022-04-08T12:14:18-04:00

Brace yourself, energy insecurity and $4 gas could be here to stay Mickey Kim / April 8, 2022 What a difference two years makes!  The Covid-induced economic shutdown crushed U.S. demand for oil, plummeting from 21 million barrels per day (MBPD) to 14 MBPD (down 33%).  Pouring proverbial [...]

Brace yourself, energy insecurity and $4 gas could be here to stay2022-04-08T12:14:18-04:00

Buffett: “Never bet against America,” even during times of war, pandemic

2022-04-08T12:15:00-04:00

Buffett: “Never bet against America,” even during times of war, pandemic Mickey Kim / March 18, 2022 In late February, geopolitical tensions were at the boiling point as Russian president Vladimir Putin dispatched his army to the Ukrainian border for “military exercises” and put his fighter jets along [...]

Buffett: “Never bet against America,” even during times of war, pandemic2022-04-08T12:15:00-04:00