Posts Tagged : Market Review

VIDEO: Watch Inside the Investment Committee 2016

March 28th, 2016 by

We are pleased to present a recording of “Bearish Tendencies (and Silver Linings),” our 2016 Inside the Investment Committee event held in Columbia, Maryland.  This event gave attendees an inside look at the thoughts, views, and strategies of our investment team.  Many of you attended our sister presentation in Miami, and we would be excited to […]

Bearish Tendencies and Silver Linings

February 1st, 2016 by

2015 had many twists and turns, but from a financial market perspective, it was effectively a road to nowhere when looking across a variety of asset classes. In U.S. equity markets, large company stocks (large cap) barely moved as just a few sectors and stocks were big winners. In the broad market, many stocks performed […]

A Peek At The Market

January 20th, 2016 by

While 2015 had its share of volatility and ended with virtually no gains in stocks, 2016 sprinted to the downside with volatile global markets, a bifurcated U.S. economy, and the first rate hike in a decade. As we outlined in October, the global economy is slowing and the issues in China and emerging markets are […]

Market Review Fall 2015

October 20th, 2015 by

The third quarter came in like a lamb and went out like a lion, as the return of volatility hit risk assets hard across the globe. As in previous quarters, emerging market stocks and commodities suffered double digit declines as markets continue to deal with the end of the commodity super-cycle and the mix of […]

Not All Bear Markets Are Created Equal

September 15th, 2015 by

We are pleased to share with you a recent market update written by Rick Vollaro, Chief Investment Officer of Pinnacle Advisory Group. Rick and his team believe this is a time to be more defensive in client investment portfolios, and we certainly agree. You have seen the results of this thinking in your own portfolio, […]

Our Response to Recent Market Events

August 27th, 2015 by

[This post is written by Rick Vollaro, Chief Investment Officer at Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc. In September 2015, we combined businesses with Pinnacle and will now be featuring some of their articles and posts on our blog.] It is hard to believe that in three trading days, the market has penned its first 10% correction […]

Market and Economic Commentary — July 2015

July 17th, 2015 by

Stay The Course Summary This market has been beset by one event after another, with various cross-currents muting recent performance. However, the uneven and often frustrating global economy continues to slowly evolve and grow, and should eventually lead to progress for patient investors. Our outlooks for the second half of 2015 remains constructive, as we […]

Market and Economic Commentary — April 2015

April 21st, 2015 by

A New Market Environment In this Issue: ✓First Quarter 2015 Recap Overseas stocks dramatically outperformed U.S. stocks in the first quarter. The primary cause is the European Central Bank (“ECB”) finally starting their “quantitative easing” program and the resulting economic stimulus. The U.S. economy is still in good shape, even as we start on our […]

Market and Economic Commentary — January 2015

January 21st, 2015 by

The Global Expansion That Wasn’t In this Issue: 2014 In Review – If there is one thing investors will remember about 2014, it will likely be the unexpected collapse in oil prices in the second half of the year. At least that gave everyone a little extra spending money during the holidays. While the decline […]

Market and Economic Commentary – October 2014

October 14th, 2014 by

A Tale of Two Economies Recent market data shows the U.S. economy continuing to advance, with improved conditions and new job growth in a wide array of market sectors. However, economic growth overseas continues to lag, and is now likely to get another dose of financial stimulus. These developments have generated capital flows and related […]

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