Market Update – Summer 2019

Market Update – Summer 2019

How to make sense out of the recent market behavior?  We all experienced a painful decline in December 2018 before the markets took a sharp (and unexpected) about-face and delivered the biggest first-half-of-the-year in 20 years and the best quarter since 2009. The...
A Guide to Stock Market Sell-Offs

A Guide to Stock Market Sell-Offs

This year, we have seen several days where stocks “sell off.” The losses in value are tough for most long-term, buy-and-hold investors to stomach. However, they are an entirely natural and necessary byproduct of a properly functioning marketplace. It all goes back to...

It’s Expensive So Let’s Buy More!

Can a stock market rally built more on Price Earnings (PE) ratio expansion and low bond yields, rather than on earnings growth, be sustained? This question highlights a precarious state of affairs and helps to explain the market’s recent ups and downs. While the major...