Recession This Year? Don’t Count on It [VIDEO]
Recorded January 9, 2019 with Larry Adam, CFA, CFP®, CIMA®
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Weekly Investment Strategy
Recently, much has been written, and said, about a retest. The reference is about the major indices pulling back to their recent December closing lows, creating a double-bottom in the charts. In the case of the S&P 500 (SPX/2596.26) that would mean a pullback and retest of the December 24, 2018 closing low of 2351.10. As often written, our sense is that is not going to happen given the sequence of events the equity markets have been through over the past three months. Moreover, as we have also written
You know we came into 2018 in full bullish mode with WAY too many bulls and everyone expecting the 2017 "bull run" to be repeated in 2018. This year we came into 2019 with WAY too many bears believing the equity markets are going…
A Retrospective Look at the Financial Crisis
Chief Economist Scott Brown reflects on the 10-year anniversary of the Great Recession.
Let’s Talk Privacy, Tech Toys and Tax Fraud [AUDIO]
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For What It's Worth is also available on Spotify
Recorded January 2, 2019. Hosted by Public Content Manager Paige Lenssen, CFA.
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2019 U.S. Equity: Investors Focused on Trade Policy
Equity markets also continue to monitor the Fed’s tightening cycle and the moderation of economic growth abroad
To read the full article from Mike Gibbs and Joey Madere, CFA, see the Investment Strategy Quarterly publication linked below.
We recognize the heightened risk environment, but feel the sharp weakness in December is overdone for the short term. Moreover, we do not feel the recent weakness is the beginning of a lasting bear market for equities. We expect U.S. economic concerns to be proven premature as U.S. GDP will likely reach low- to mid-2% growth in 2019. Earnings growth for the S&P 500, while slowing from the unsustainable 20+% growth rate of 2018, will still be healthy as we project 5% to 6% growth for the year.
Attractive valuation further supports a positive bias with…
Be Smarter Than Your New Smart Gadgets
Does your holiday wish list include something that might jeopardize your personal information
Smart technology and personal gadgets are becoming increasingly popular. But the features and connectivity that make them attractive could also potentially expose a treasure trove of personal information. As consumers, we may need to determine what’s more important: our personal privacy or a device’s functionality
Learn more about possible vulnerabilities for some of the holiday season’s most popular gifts and tips that could spare your personal information from being exposed.
Smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home have numerous uses to make life easier, like turning on music or reading the day’s headlines. These devices constantly listen to their…