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Investing Landscape in the U.S. Remains Healthy

22 May 2017

After some weakness in March and early April, due to slowing growth fears and political uncertainty both here and abroad, U.S. stock indexes are again trading at or near record highs. Growth concerns ...Read More


Investors should be Prepared for Bouts of Volatility in the US Market

27 March 2017

Nothing seems to be able to phase the stock market recently. Political infighting, Presidential tweets, North Korean missile launches, oil falling below $50, European political uncertainty, higher bon...Read More


Rising Investor Caution Should Help the US Bull Market Continue

27 Feb 2017

Since the Dow finally breached the 20k mark, equities have been largely range-bound. The enthusiasm seen in measures of investor sentiment following the election of Donald Trump has waned a bit as the...Read More


Continuation of the bull market in U.S. stocks is expected

13 Feb 2017

The stunning election ushered in a remarkable rally in stocks, but also, the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields. By mid-December, these rallies took a breather; with stocks moving sideways, and yields an...Read More


A Good Mix for Further Gains in U.S. Stocks

30 Jan 2017

The Trump rally. We’ve all heard that phrase to describe the sharp gains in equities seen in the immediate aftermath of the November U.S. election. But we believe that undersells what is really going ...Read More


Does Your Risk Tolerance Change Over Time?

24 Jan 2017

Risk tolerance is an essential consideration when determining how to construct and maintain your portfolio over time. For one thing, many people don’t consider the difference between risk tolerance an...Read More


Looking ahead with Optimism about the US Market in 2017

16 Jan 2017

Early in 2017 we will all start grappling with the connection (or possible lack thereof) between campaign promises and policy reality. President-elect Trump has elevated tax cuts/reform, increased fis...Read More


A Slightly More Hawkish Fed

10 Jan 2017

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the federal funds rate by 25 basis points—to a range of 0.50-0.75%—for the first time in 2016; having raised rates initially a year ago at this same tim...Read More


The Best Way to Add Bonds to Your Portfolio

13 Dec 2016

The case for bonds is likely familiar to most investors. If a portfolio were a ship, bonds would be the ballast—providing a measure of stability...Read More


The secular bull market should live on to see its eighth birthday

5 Dec 2016

Since the pre-election low on November 4, the S&P 500 is up 4.7%, while the Russell 2000 (small caps) is up a whopping 13.8% as of November 21—rallies which have confounded many investors given the pr...Read More


The U.S. Presidential election is over but uncertainties remain

21 Nov 2016

The U.S. Presidential election is complete and despite the surprising result, stocks have staged an impressive rally...Read More


Investing Principles: The Fundamentals Investors Need for Investing Success

15 Nov 2016

Many investors may have their own principles of investing, and many of them have also reached their financial goals through their investing methods...Read More


Looking Past the US Presidential Election: Stay calm and carry on

7 Nov 2016

This will be the last Market Perspective before the U.S. Presidential election—and we were beginning to wonder if the end would ever come...Read More


U.S. Presidential Election Special

1 Nov 2016

While surveys such as those conducted by Gallup have shown that these are the most-disliked presidential candidates in modern U.S. election history...Read More


Fourth Quarter is likely to Bring Bouts of Volatility to The US Stocks

10 Oct 2016

Sports fans know that the fourth quarter is often when much of the game-deciding action occurs, and that may be the case for the stock market this year...Read More


Fed Policy Uncertainty Shook the US Market out of Slumber

26 Sept 2016

Some complacency had set in along with the low-volatility summer rally, but Fed policy uncertainty yet again shook the market out of its slumber...Read More


Get Ready for the US Market’s End of the Summer Slumber

12 Sept 2016

The S&P 500 is largely flat through the month of August and volatility has been historically low; while trading volume has been depressed...Read More


The US Market Calm Unlikely to Last—Be Prepared

29 Aug 2016

Volatility has fallen to near multi-year lows amid the traditionally slow summer vacation season. Congress is out of session, and much of Europe is on vacation as well...Read More


Is the Recent Rally of the US Stocks for Real?

15 Aug 2016

Stock indexes have moved out of the range they were stuck in for over a year, but was this recent rally justifiable and will it resume? In short, our answer is yes on both accounts, with some caveats ...Read More


U.S. Equity Broke Through to New Record Highs But Skepticism Remains Elevated

1 Aug 2016

After repeatedly failing to break through to new highs over the previous year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 finally broke through with gusto, moving to all-time highs...Read More

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