Tag: Politics

Let Cooler Heads Prevail

February 12, 2018

Today’s price movement in the stock market was enough to rattle the most seasoned investor. The S&P 500 had the largest single day decline in the indices’ history. Be careful listening to the media, however. The S&P’s 113 point loss was the largest ever, almost twice as much of a loss as “Black Monday.”

Read more »

Wow, What a Year!

January 18, 2018

2017 is now in the history books, and it will be remembered for many things, including: record low volatility, strong earnings, increased global tension, the meteoric surge in Bitcoin’s price, and a strong stock market. The chart below shows the S&P 500’s 19.42% price move during 2017.

Read more »

We Are a Fiduciary

March 28, 2017

President Trump’s directive to the Department of Labor (DOL) to review the Fiduciary Rule has brought to the headlines what it means to be a fiduciary and which investment professionals are deemed fiduciaries.

Read more »

Republicans Have Historic Night

November 9, 2016

Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, Donald Trump’s win came as a shock to the world. The U.S. market’s initial reaction was a free fall drop. The S&P 500 futures were down over 6% overnight. Foreign markets that were open fell.

Read more »

Third Quarter 2016 Review

October 24, 2016

The S&P 500 finished up 3.31% for the quarter. All of the quarter’s positive performance was found in July, with the S&P 500 remarkably posting -0.12% in both August and September. After the initial move in early July, the S&P 500 experienced 43 consecutive days (mid-July through early September) without a 1% move in either direction, one of the least volatile periods over the past 20 years.

Read more »