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Insights: In Focus, INSIGHTS, Market Commentary, Uncategorized

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The 2016 Rollercoaster Ride

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

You know you’re deep into a longstanding bull market when average investors are tuning into CNBC to see if the Dow Jones Industrial Average has finally breached the 20,000 mark. ...

January 4th, 2017 | INSIGHTS, Market Commentary Read More >

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2016 Third Quarter Report: The Bull Continues

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

In the third quarter, the markets once again confounded the instincts of nervous investors and went up instead of down. Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen told the world that the United ...

October 11th, 2016 | INSIGHTS Read More >

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2016 Second Quarter Report: The Shadow of Brexit

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

The first half of 2016 has been quite tumultuous, with the dismal first few weeks of the year, the surprising “Brexit” vote in the United Kingdom, and increased volatility across ...

August 3rd, 2016 | Market Commentary Read More >

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Brexit vote is to leave the European Union

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

Yesterday, the people of Britain voted for a British exit, or Brexit, from the European Union (EU) by a close margin (51.8% leave and 48.2% stay). The global equity markets ...

June 24th, 2016 | Market Commentary Read More >

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2016 First Quarter Report: A Roller Coaster Ride

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

The first quarter was a roller coaster ride, with stocks experiencing a decline of 11% by mid-February and then climbing back to end the quarter where they started the year. ...

April 19th, 2016 | INSIGHTS, Market Commentary Read More >

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How to Drive Your Portfolio Higher

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.”   Albert Einstein In the 1780s, Benjamin Franklin donated $5,000 to his two favorite cities, Philadelphia and Boston, to be ...

January 25th, 2016 | INSIGHTS, Market Commentary Read More >

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The Fed finally increases rates. Why?

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

The Federal Reserve unanimously voted to begin their tightening cycle this week for the first time in nine years. The drivers for the rate increase are a fairly strong employment ...

December 29th, 2015 | Market Commentary Read More >

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2015 Third Quarter Report: That Whooshing Sound

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

Many investors were glad to finally see the end of the third quarter, and most will feel like their portfolios are worse off than they actually are. That whooshing sound ...

October 23rd, 2015 | Market Commentary Read More >

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Warren Averett Expands Into The Atlanta Market

By: Warren Averett Asset Management

Warren Averett Asset Management, LLC is pleased to announce the Firm’s expansion into the Atlanta market. With the addition of the Atlanta office, Warren Averett Asset Management now operates with ...

October 8th, 2015 | Firm News, INSIGHTS Read More >

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2015 Second Quarter Report: Sound and Fury

By: Melanie Nichols, CFA, CFP®

Despite all the drama we’ve experienced in the past few months, the second quarter of 2015 has brought us slightly positive returns in many of the U.S. and global indices. ...

July 23rd, 2015 | INSIGHTS, Market Commentary Read More >