Entries tagged "investments"
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The bond market is back at it again and producing pretty stellar returns. For the last 4 years, many bond sectors (specifically High Yield/Income and Emerging Markets Income) have enjoyed equity like returns enjoying their best years since inception. While there was a brief pause late last year, bonds recovered more
As we close the books on 2011, plenty of unanswered questions are left regarding the U.S. and European economies. While some progress was made, the grey clouds still linger and the future is fairly unknown.
The U.S. economy has shown signs of life periodically and the talks of double dip recession more
I want to share the below video which highlights some very interesting financial stats in America.
Matthew B. Brock, CFP®
Senior Partner, Owner more
As we come to a close of another year and the dust has settled a bit, let’s take a look back and recap what transpired. This year can be summed up with one word: VOLATILE. I have written quite a bit about volatility this year because triple digit swings in more
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Are we headed back to 2008? This is a question on many people’s minds. While the markets have been on quite a bumpy ride over the past few months, there are several reasons why I don't think we are headed for as severe a downturn as 2008. The markets are trying more
Let me preface this by saying that I am basing this post on nothing more than what I can logically determine through my own observations so take it for what it’s worth. The swings in the market that we have seen lately are....well crazy. Not just the daily swings either. The more
What direction are we headed in?
Unfortunately the answer cannot be obtained by using a GPS Navigation System. With all the uncertainty surrounding the debt ceiling and potential U.S. Government Debt downgrade, panic has crept back into the markets and we are seeing volatility similar to the way we did in more
What is the new flavor of the month? It is funny how the market works. What used to be a very popular and often talked about investment fell out of favor in 2009, 2010 and the first few months of 2011. I am talking about dividend paying investments, or what more
Bonds, Bonds and more Bonds. I am being posed the following question quite often in meetings and in everyday conversations with investors: “Why bother investing a large chunk of my portfolio in equities and risk losing 30% of in a year, when some bonds and bond mutual funds are returning more
For years financial advisors and stockbrokers have attempted to convince investors that socially
responsible investing (SRI) “guarantees” lower returns than traditional asset allocation. In many cases, even investors assume returns in socially responsible companies trail all other investments. In 2007 the Dow Jones Sustainability Index actually beat the S&P 500 Index more