Self-Funding 201: Next Steps

 May 22 2019

Trade Winds

 May 17 2019
Last week, market volatility spiked amid heightened focus on U.S.-China trade relations. Risk assets had been trending higher through much of 2019, but higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods and increased skepticism about negotiation prospects going forward weighed on markets. Ahead of the Chinese delegation arrival in Washington, U.S. officials indicated China was backtracking on certain pledges fr...

Q1 2019 Market Performance & Economic Recap Video

 May 16 2019

Self-Funding 101: The Basics

 May 16 2019

Knowledge College Q1 2019: An Update on the Active vs. Passive Debate

 May 6 2019
Given the increase in the number of index funds in the current 10-year period ending December 2018, we have separated the results for active and passive: 83% of ten-year top-quartile active managers were unable to  avoid at least one three-year time period in the bottom half of their peer group. This is the lowest result to date, relative to 92, 90, 85 and 89% in our 2015, 2012, 2010 a...

Best Practices for Constructing an Investment Menu Strategy

 March 27 2019
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Fed Sets Dovish Tone

 March 26 2019
Federal Reserve Board (Fed) policymakers left the target range for the federal funds rate unchanged citing the recent slowdown in economic growth and low inflation. While investors largely anticipated this week’s rate decision, Fed officials surprised investors by forecasting just one rate hike through 2021. Previous economic projections from Fed officials included two rate hikes in 2019 and...

Assessing Recent Market Declines - Key Factors & Historical Context

 December 6 2018
On December 4, equity markets fell sharply as investor optimism faded over the recently struck 90-day tariff truce between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 Index and Russell 2000 Index slumped -3.2 percent and -4.4 percent for the day, respectively. Tuesday’s activity marked a sharp reversal from just a day earlier, as equities had gained more than 1 percent on Monday over hopes that the ...

Month in Review - October 2018

 November 19 2018

Volatility and The Underlying Economy

 November 15 2018
“The stock market is unpredictable -- all of the time. While stocks can be wildly unpredictable over short periods of time, they are surprisingly predictable over long periods.” - Warren Buffett  Over the last nine months, investment markets have been volatile, but the underlying economy continues to run strong.  Gross Domestic Product in the United States (the valu...
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