December 2015 Investment Update

U.S. GDP rose at an overall rate of 2.0% in the third quarter of 2015, representing a slight downward revision from the previous estimate of 2.1%. U.S. economic growth remains stuck in low-gear . . .

November 2015 Investment Update

After a healthy dose of volatility in August and October, the markets were fairly calm in November, with all three major indices ending the month near where they began. Third-quarter GDP was revised..

October 2015 Investment Update

After spending much of August and September in the red, equity markets staged an impressive comeback in October. The three major U.S. averages each rallied more than 8% for the month and are now . . .

September 2015 Investment Update

The U.S. economy picked up steam in the second quarter after a weak first quarter in which harsh winter weather, west-coast port strikes and a strong dollar negatively affected output. Real GDP...

Investment Overview: 3rd Quarter 2015

The U.S. economy picked up steam in the second quarter after a weak first quarter in which harsh winter weather, west-coast port strikes and a strong dollar negatively affected output. Real GDP. . .

August 2015 Investment Update

The market experienced its first official correction in four years in August, as the S&P 500 and the Dow suffered their worst month since May 2012 and May 2010, respectively....

Staying the Course during Periods of Market Volatility

Given the downturn in the market and increase in stock market volatility, many investors are wondering if it’s time to rethink their portfolio. The downdraft started when China recently devalued...

Staying Realistic During Fluctuations

Since the "Great Recession," we’ve seen a number of years where equity returns have been above average, but remember that below-average years do occur and to keep our market expectations realistic.

July 2015 Investment Update

Global market turmoil calmed somewhat in July, with a positive compromise in Greece appearing imminent and U.S. markets weathering a 14% tumble in China’s Shanghai index. Commodities remained under...

Investment Overview: 2nd Quarter 2015

The most recent reading on the broad economy showed that US gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.2% for the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend of below-average growth since the. . .

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