Market Commentary – April 2014

Softer economic data globally and political unrest in several emerging markets made for a challenging start to 2014. The optimism that helped U.S. stocks gain more than 30% in 2013 faded quickly to start the New Year. Harsh winter weather … [Read more...]

Market Commentary – January 2014

A strong fourth quarter capped a very good year for stocks, driving returns on the S&P 500 to their best year since 1995. Returns were driven by falling risks and a moderate economic recovery that accelerated into the second half of the … [Read more...]

Investing through the Washington mess…

For investors, the most important decision they face in the weeks ahead will be deciding how to invest in a world in which the U.S. political system has shut down parts of the Federal Government and is threatening to default on U.S. … [Read more...]

Market Commentary – October 2013

Volatility returned this quarter in both stocks and bonds as central bank actions across the globe made headlines.  Both European and Japanese central banks gave dovish speeches this past quarter that were cheered by investors.  Japan … [Read more...]