Market Commentary

Much to be Grateful For

This month, we give thanks for such good markets, but more importantly, our families and clients. Since we are entering the season when families get together, we offer some thought on important conversations we may want and need to have with our loved ones. Last but hardly least,… Read More »Much to be Grateful For

Records Are Made to Be Broken

We’ve all heard it said: “Records are made to be broken.” We celebrate record-breaking winning streaks from our favorite teams. Conversely, we hope to avoid a long string of losses. The bull market that began in 2009 is not the best performing since WWII. That title still resides… Read More »Records Are Made to Be Broken

Defining a Recession

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” retells the story of a patriot who shouts a harrowing warning to his fellow colonists, “A recession is coming! A recession is coming!” Well, that’s not quite the story, but given the seemingly non-ending talk about a recession,… Read More »Defining a Recession

Tax Reform and Tax Planning

I suspect that taxes are not high on anyone’s list right at the moment. I know it’s a busy time. Christmas shopping, holiday parties, tree trimming, family visits, and year-end cheer may already be on the calendar. Yet it’s not too soon to start thinking about taxes. And… Read More »Tax Reform and Tax Planning

2017 Q3 Market Review: Markets Continue to Rise Despite Geopolitical Turmoil and Natural Disasters

This is our review of the markets for third quarter and year-to-date 2017. Long term readers know that we do not believe in making forecasts, instead commenting on cross currents influencing the markets. As usual, our goal is to look at recent market results, put them in perspective,… Read More »2017 Q3 Market Review: Markets Continue to Rise Despite Geopolitical Turmoil and Natural Disasters