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Britain to Leave the European Union

June 24, 2016

The British have voted to leave the European Union (EU). This has come as a bit of a surprise because prior to the vote most polls were showing that the British would elect to stay in the EU, albeit by a narrow margin. Obviously the polls were wrong and the world’s reaction has been undoubtably negative. The British pound has dropped 8.28% and the Euro has dropped 2.29% against the U.S. dollar over night.

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Politics and the Markets

May 25, 2016

Every two years the topic of politics and its impact on the market takes center stage in the media and can have an impact on our markets.

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First Quarter 2016 Review

April 30, 2016

The S&P 500 squeaked out a scant 0.77% return for the first quarter of 2016. This performance data did not reflect the turmoil that most people endured over the first three months of the year, as the markets took investors on a complete roller coaster ride.

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2015 Market Review & 2016 Outlook

January 4, 2016

2015 proved to be a very challenging year in the market. The S&P 500 dropped 0.7% in 2015. This broke some major historic trends.This was the first time that a year ending in “5” declined since 1885 (this is not a typo). It is also only the second time since 1939 that the S&P 500 experienced a loss during a pre-election year.

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Why Polaris Is Not Investing in Gold

September 15, 2015

2015 has been another difficult year for gold investors. The most common way for investors to buy gold is through the largest ETF, GLD. GLD is down 7.74% for the year (through 9/10) and down more than 43% from its August 2011 highs...

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Market Correction!

August 25, 2015

It’s official. The S&P 500 has finally dropped more than 10%, or what is officially deemed to be a market correction. According to JP Morgan, the markets had gone 1,418 trading days without having a 10% correction...

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