World of Opportunities

8.14.17 | Investments

When you hear the financial media, friends, family, and co-workers refer to the market, what comes to mind? Chances are they are referring to the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones 30. However,...

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Second Quarter 2017 Market Review

7.14.17 | Investments

Second Quarter 2017 Market Review The attached report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of...

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Investing for the Long-Term

7.14.17 | Investments

Worried the current U.S. stock market run won’t last? The following chart of the S&P 500 by First Trust illustrates the value of investing for the long-term and staying the course in a...

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When Rates Go Up, Do Stocks Go Down?

6.12.17 | Investments

Should stock investors worry about changes in interest rates? Research shows that, like stock prices, changes in interest rates and bond prices are largely unpredictable. It follows that an investment strategy based upon...

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First Quarter 2017 Market Review

4.13.17 | Investments

First Quarter 2017 Market Review The attached report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of...

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The Fed’s Rate Hike

3.16.17 | Investments

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee just raised the Fed Funds rate from 0.75% to 1.00%—the second rate hike in three months. So what should you do with your investment portfolio...

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Fourth Quarter 2016 Market Review

1.13.17 | Investments

Fourth Quarter 2016 Market Review The attached report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of...

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Third Quarter 2016 Market Review

10.17.16 | Investments

Third Quarter 2016 Market Review The attached report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of...

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Second Quarter 2016 Market Review

8.18.16 | Investments

Second Quarter 2016 Market Review According to the advance GDP estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on April 28, annualized real US GDP growth was 0.5% in the first quarter...

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