All Trumped Up

posted on February 19th 2017 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

A recurring theme you’ve heard from us is that stocks take their longer-term cues from what’s happening to corporate profits and expectations of corporate profits, how the economy is expected to perform (which supports profits), and what’s happening to interest rates. But shorter term, any number of events or issues can creep on to the […]

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How Should Trump’s Election Affect Your Financial Plan in 2017?

posted on January 17th 2017 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Since Trump’s election, a lot of people are wondering if their financial plan needs amending. The concern is warranted. The biggest theme underlying a Trump presidency is that we don’t know what to expect on so many fronts. Lots of things are still playing out. Information is still developing. When calculating probabilities based on complex […]

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Dewey Beats Truman!

posted on November 9th 2016 in Jackson CFP Team Posts & Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Post by Christopher Van Slyke  In the biggest election upset since 1948, Donald Trump has won the presidency.  You are advised to prepare for a possible wild ride in the investment markets. It is helpful to remember that these potential market gyrations are almost always bad times to trade, and particularly to sell.  We have months […]

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The Final Countdown

posted on November 7th 2016 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

We always caution against watching stocks on a daily basis, because it’s too easy to get caught up in the daily volatility that inevitably will occur. If we go back to last summer’s late August swoon, it might have been tempting to bail when shares were near their bottom and financial reports bordered on hysteria. […]

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The Elephant in the Room and a European Bank

posted on October 17th 2016 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

September has come and gone and we have exited the month following a period of unusual complacency, which is Wall Street speak for days upon days when the major market indices trade within an unusually narrow range. Recall that last month we quoted a piece from LPL Research pointing out that the S&P 500 range […]

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