Key Takeaways Low interest rates are likely to persist, limiting the income and return from cash and government bonds. Investors need to remain flexible on ways to address the income challenge by expanding the idea of where you can look for...Read more
Are we near a recession?
Is the U.S nearing a recession? That remains the key question on the minds of investors. One of the most closely watched predictors of a potential recession in the bond market, known as the inverted yield curve flashed red. Key Takeaways An...Read more
Making Sense of the Fed’s Latest Decision
Making Sense of the Fed’s Latest Decision The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) left interest rates unchanged Wednesday but signaled it is ready to cut interest rates in the future to address rising global uncertainty. The last time the Fed cut interest...Read more
Deal or No Deal – The Trade War Continues
Deal or No Deal – The Trade War Continues Tariffs once again took center stage last week after taking a back seat since the fourth quarter of 2018. Market volatility resurfaced, on concerns of the potential negative impact on the U.S. economy...Read more
Mixed Signals on the Economy from Stocks and Bonds
Mixed Signals on the Economy from Stocks and Bonds The stock market kicked off 2019 with a bang as investor confidence in the U.S. economy rose, due to an accommodative fed, higher corporate earnings and a truce on the trade war with China. At...Read more
Is the Bond Market Signaling a Recession?
Is the Bond Market Signaling a Recession? The bond market has once again captured headlines, with concerns focused on a potential inversion in the yield curve. An inverted yield curve, defined broadly as short-term bonds paying more than...Read more
Breaking Down Brexit
Breaking Down Brexit The news of Brexit has captured multiple headlines recently, and it is a topic that is still likely a source of widespread confusion. Many investors may find themselves wondering why and how it matters. This week’s...Read more
Important Lessons From the Bull Market’s 10th Anniversary
Important Lessons From the Bull Market’s 10th Anniversary March 9, 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the S&P 500 beginning its climb from the bear-market lows of March 2009. The index has delivered a whopping 400% cumulative total return...Read more
What’s Next for International Stocks?
What’s Next for International Stocks? After outperforming in 2017, international equities have lagged domestic equities significantly in 2018. Many investors are now wondering if they should continue to hang on to international stocks in...Read more
International Stocks – Opportunity or Landmine?
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
Tariffs Schmariffs? Once again tariffs and trade wars dominated the headlines. This week, the trade war between the United States and China escalated with the imposition of additional tariffs on more than $260 billion of goods. The domestic...Read more
Breaking Down Bitcoin
Breaking Down Bitcoin Since we continue to get questions about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, we thought it would be a good time to provide an update on this timely and often contentious subject. Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency – or digital...Read more