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May 2017 Market Insight

June 1, 2017

Volatility in the market is at a multi-decade low. Even though the markets are buzzing with noise about political drama...

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April 2017 Market Insight

May 2, 2017

April was another rip-roaring month, as almost every major stock index across the globe increased significantly. International companies continued to outperform their U.S. counterparts, as the MSCI World ex USA Index returned over 2.13% for the month...

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March 2017 Market Insight

April 4, 2017

It was an interesting month in financial markets as U.S. stocks and bonds were largely flat, while international stocks (MSCI EAFE) surged 2.75%. This surge of international stocks has been very short-lived so far, but the surge is worth noting

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Investment Update

By   |  April 4, 2017

The year is off to a great start for stock investors, as the S&P 500 Index (U.S. large companies) is up 6.07% through the end of March. U.S. stocks have been strong over the course of the last several years, as we've seen only minor decline

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January 2017 Market Insight

February 1, 2017

Flipping through The Wall Street Journal for the past month, one might see front page headlines such as

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What is “The Market?”

By   |  January 6, 2017

The Stock Market has returned 8% per year...

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December 2016 Market Insight

January 3, 2017

With winter now here and the holidays in the rear-view mirror, the markets also shared in the holiday cheer with a positive (but uneventful) December.

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November 2016 Market Insight

December 1, 2016

November markets have simply been captivated by the US Presidential election.

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October 2016 Market Insight

November 1, 2016

U.S. stocks declined in October with the S&P 500 dropping 1.82% as the November 8th election approaches. It appears that the markets are reluctant to make large moves before it is clear who our next president will be...

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September 2016 Market Insight

October 3, 2016

September was a back-and-forth month, as the bulls and the bears fought hard for control.

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August 2016 Market Insight

September 2, 2016

After strong gains in July, markets cooled off in August, with most popular indexes coming in relatively flat for the month. The one exception to this was the Russell 2000 (US small cap stocks)...

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July 2016 Market Insight

August 1, 2016

Where do most people typically invest? Usually, it's in their own back yard.

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April 2016 Market Insight

May 2, 2016

The trends from the first quarter of the year continued in April, as major index returns remained muted and growth stocks underperformed.

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Investment Update

By   |  April 15, 2016

For the calendar year 2016, the S&P 500 Index is up 1.35%. As you can see from the chart below, which represents the trailing 12 months, the index has rebounded from ...

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March 2016 Market Insight

April 1, 2016

In our December 2015 end of year market recap, we discussed the fact that the S&P 500 is a market cap weighted index. This means that bigger companies carry a bigger weight in the index...

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February 2016 Market Insight

March 1, 2016

It happens during every presidential campaign - the media churns the news and the public starts to feel uneasy about the State of the Union.

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January Market Insight

February 1, 2016

Markets are off to a lousy start in 2016. A down market is when you need good advice the most.

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December 2015 Market Insights

January 4, 2016

With most market indexes flat to negative in 2015, investors have been left wondering if there was any place they could have put their money this year that would have delivered respectable gains.

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