Market and Economic Updates


We are so excited to present to you our Quarterly Market Review for Q4 2017. In this comprehensive PDF, you’ll find valuable information on market performance during the quarter across various domestic and global asset classes, as well as an in-depth discussion of bitcoin investing. Simply click the thumbnail below to download the PDF. We hope you...

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“We have two classes of forecasters: Those who don’t know – and those who don’t know they don’t know.” –John Kenneth Galbraith Annual Market Review 2017 The year 2017 was eventful, to say the least. President Trump and Congress tried, without success, to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. However, the new year-end tax law included the elimination of the individual health insurance mandate. The...

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Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. –Sam Ewing, former professional baseball player and All-American at The University of Tennessee   On Wednesday, November 9, Janet Yellen gave what was most likely her last testimony to the Joint Economic Committee as Chair of the Federal Reserve.  In her testimony, she stated that she felt the economic...

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“Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that man behind the tree.” —Louisiana Senator Russell Long; former chair of the Senate Finance Committee (1966 to 1981) Tax reform The House Ways and Means Committee released H. R. 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on Thursday, November 2. The House Republican bill provided some clarity in terms of specific breakpoints for tax rates, and details on which deductions would be eliminated or reduced....

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We are pleased to present the Q2 2017 Quarterly Market Review for your perusal! This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic. To download the...

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Only a strong economy can create higher asset values and sustainably good returns for savers. — Ben Bernanke, former two-term Chair of the Federal Reserve Uncertainty, the Trump agenda, and stocks There was no shortage of angst in the investment community that a Donald Trump victory in last year’s election would send shares down sharply, at least in the immediate aftermath of a Trump win.  In reality, just the opposite happened, with...

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