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Insights: Featured Articles, INSIGHTS, Market Commentary, Uncategorized

2017 First Quarter Report

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

Could we be in the late stages of the current bull market? Over the last eight years, the S&P 500 index has returned more than 300%. However, the tail end ...

April 7th, 2017 | INSIGHTS, Market Commentary Read More >

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 >

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 >

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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Market Recovery—For How Long?

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

On March 1st, the S&P 500 was up over 2%, the highest one-day return in a month. Analysts attribute the rise to a variety of economic news that suggests the ...

March 2nd, 2016 | Market Commentary Read More >

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Weathering the Storm

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

Equity markets have been unusually volatile so far in 2016. Plunging oil prices, slowing growth in China and the uncertainty of Federal Reserve rate increases have all pushed equity prices ...

February 12th, 2016 | Market Commentary Read More >

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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2015 Fourth Quarter and Year End Report

By: Christopher Driver, CFA

In the year just past, we experienced many things—a prelude to a presidential election, a renewal of terrorist concerns, and wild weather patterns. In the investment markets, despite some entertaining ...

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 >