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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

Our Advice as Ukraine Crisis Becomes Reality

2022-03-01T15:33:50-05:00

Our Advice as Ukraine Crisis Becomes Reality As alluded to in our Q4-2021 Client Letter, after a calm and steady rise in 2021, stock market volatility has returned with a vengeance in 2022.  Indeed, just when the coronavirus Omicron variant was rapidly fading into the rearview mirror and life was returning to normal, [...]

Our Advice as Ukraine Crisis Becomes Reality2022-03-01T15:33:50-05:00

“Sudden-Death Aversion” leads to “suboptimal” choices by NFL coaches, investors

2022-03-01T14:21:38-05:00

“Sudden-Death Aversion” leads to “suboptimal” choices by NFL coaches, investors Mickey Kim / February 18, 2022 On Jan. 16, 2016 the Green Bay Packers traveled to Arizona for a playoff game against the Cardinals (which had annihilated the Packers 38-8 three weeks prior). A 7-point underdog, the Packers [...]

“Sudden-Death Aversion” leads to “suboptimal” choices by NFL coaches, investors2022-03-01T14:21:38-05:00

IBJ Podcast: How to survive 2022’s volatile stock market

2022-02-01T15:06:50-05:00

IBJ Podcast: How to survive 2022's volatile stock market From IBJ's Podcast Announcement: There are few things more disturbing than watching your retirement savings evaporate over the course of a few weeks because the machine you trusted to build it up has decided to tear it down. The first month [...]

IBJ Podcast: How to survive 2022’s volatile stock market2022-02-01T15:06:50-05:00

Investors, realize 2021 was a high-return, low-volatility “unicorn”

2022-01-21T13:40:10-05:00

Investors, realize 2021 was a high-return, low-volatility “unicorn” Mickey Kim / January 21, 2022 In 2021, the S&P 500 had its 12th best annual performance since World War II (posting 70 new all-time highs along the way), but investors should expect more modest returns in 2022.  To prevent [...]

Investors, realize 2021 was a high-return, low-volatility “unicorn”2022-01-21T13:40:10-05:00

2021 Market Recap, Last Minute Tax Considerations and a Dependable Forecast for 2022

2022-01-14T13:24:44-05:00

2021 Market Recap, Last Minute Tax Considerations and a Dependable Forecast for 2022 - Podcast Associate Director of Client Service Zach Greiner and Senior Research Analyst Roger Lee, CFA, CPA sit down to look back on the markets in late 2021 and what this might tell us we could expect in 2022. [...]

2021 Market Recap, Last Minute Tax Considerations and a Dependable Forecast for 20222022-01-14T13:24:44-05:00