Last week, the post dealt with the strength of the US economy. (Strength of US Economy). As 2019 approaches, and with US stocks outperforming non-US stocks in recent years, some investors have again turned their attention towards the role that global diversification plays in their … [Read more...] about Why Should You Diversify your Portfolio?
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest marine oil spill in history, which was caused by an April 20, 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a client came in for our annual meeting. He was very worried about his investment portfolio and expressed his fear about the oil spill. … [Read more...] about Strength of U.S. Economy
Election Day has passed in the US once again. For those who need a brief civics refresher, every two years the full US House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for reelection. While the outcomes of the elections are uncertain, one thing we can count on is that plenty of … [Read more...] about Midterm Elections—What Do They Mean for Markets?
For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about the stock and bond markets. This month has had its share of market unrest. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from … [Read more...] about Tuning Out Noise
Sellers were out in force on the market today after negative news on the economy. It's a common line in TV finance reports. But have you ever wondered who is buying if so many people are selling? The notion that sellers can outnumber buyers on down days doesn’t make … [Read more...] about A Question of Equilibrium
The changing retail landscape is about to consume another former dominating retailer: Sears Holdings Corp. (Sears). The retailer sought chapter 11 protection on October 15, 2018. Sears reached a deal with lenders to keep hundreds of its stores open for now. The company - with the stock ticker … [Read more...] about The End of an Era – Sears on the last days