International Stocks – Opportunity or Landmine? International stock markets were the star in 2017 and outperformed the U.S. stock markets. However, 2018 paints a very different picture for international equities. Both developed equity...Read more
The Sixth Sense
Synopsis: It’s right about the time that investors may be looking at their quarterly statements to understand how their investments performed during the first half of the year. The markets have been roiled with volatility this year as an endless...Read more
Is the Party Over?
Is the Party Over? Synopsis: Equity market volatility was practically nonexistent last year It returned this week with a vengeance, and investors are justifiably worried Concerns over a market correction and/or recession are mounting Read more...Read more
What Will the Market Do This Year?
What Will the Market Do This Year? Synopsis: Investors want to know that they are with a manager who is good at predicting annual returns Data indicate that this task is harder than it may seem Focus on fundamentals more than forecasts to prevent...Read more
Thought for the Week – 12/16/2016
Will We See A Santa Claus Rally? SYNOPSIS: A “Santa Claus rally” is the phenomenon of equity markets trending upward during late December. Tax planning, holiday bonuses, and buying in anticipation of a rise in stock prices during the month of...Read more