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On Recent Market Volatility

On Recent Market Volatility

August was a wild month for capital markets. It can be hard not to get nervous about your portfolio when the market tickers are red more often than green, and you’re reading about an inverted yield curve as a predictor of bad things to come. So, we wanted to...
Weekly Market Digest: What Are Negative Interest Rates?

Weekly Market Digest: What Are Negative Interest Rates?

A relatively range bound and choppy week for the US stock market ended with a busy news day on Friday and ultimately a steep decline in equity markets as US/China trade developments continued to worsen. China announced additional retaliatory tariffs on about...
Weekly Market Digest: What’s Going On With Treasury Yields?

Weekly Market Digest: What’s Going On With Treasury Yields?

The market does not like uncertainty – and this was heard loud and clear this week! The week got off to a rocky start with new tariff threats flying back and forth between the U.S. and China. That was accompanied by weaker economic data out of China and...
3 Moves to Make in a Volatile Market

3 Moves to Make in a Volatile Market

This week was a wild one for Wall Street, with the markets taking a nosedive to record their worst day of the year on Wednesday and the media coming out with splashy headlines about an inverted yield curve. This kind of volatility tends to give investors...
Beginner’s Guide to Portfolio Diversification

Beginner’s Guide to Portfolio Diversification

Managing risk is important. Every day we use tools like seat belts and helmets to manage the inherent risks arising from daily activities like driving a car or riding a bike. Managing risk does not guarantee a positive outcome, but statistically and...
Weekly Market Digest: Will Tariffs Lead to a Recession?

Weekly Market Digest: Will Tariffs Lead to a Recession?

Renewed fears of a trade conflict driven recession fueled volatility in capital markets. Stocks finished modestly lower and bonds and gold rose. Most of the selling came on Monday following President Trump’s assertion that he would add 10% tariffs on an...
What Happened in the Markets in July?

What Happened in the Markets in July?

“Good enough” corporate earnings and continued optimism around accommodative monetary policy propelled US stocks and bonds modestly higher for July, though gains were promptly erased by trade tensions to start August. On the last day of July the Fed...
Weekly Market Digest: The Fed Cuts Rates by 0.25%

Weekly Market Digest: The Fed Cuts Rates by 0.25%

This week, the U.S. Fed and the trade war each took turns knocking global stocks down from recent highs. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 0.25%, but Chairman Jerome Powell indicated additional rate cuts were far from certain, leaving...