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CIO is Optimistic about Economy Despite Falling Dow

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling, market participants continue to worry about ongoing Chinese trade negotiations, as well as slowing economic growth, Apriem’s Benjamin Lau explains… "If the economy was stronger, these trade talks wouldn't be as concerning," said Benjamin Lau, chief investment officer of Apriem Advisors. "We think the economy is going

2019-02-08T23:27:02+00:00February 8th, 2019|Apriem In The News|

CIO Lau Discusses Geopolitics As Trade Woes Weigh on the Dow

With a key index plunging 300 points after the holiday weekend, the government shutdown got replaced by the trade war for the No. 1 source of economic anxiety. Apriem’s Ben Lau explains... "It’s a combination of a lot of things; the government shutdown, lowering growth expectations for the world and the U.S., earnings estimates," said Benjamin

2019-01-23T00:56:15+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Apriem In The News|

Lau: ‘Emotionally Driven’ Market Takes Drastic Turns

After plunging 600 points in the morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained all of its losses back - and then some.  But the uncertainty that still persists makes it difficult to call a bottom, Apriem CIO Benjamin Lau tells CNBC. Below is an excerpt from the article: Benjamin Lau, chief investment officer of Apriem

2018-12-27T22:04:37+00:00December 27th, 2018|Apriem In The News|

Dow Rallies a Historic 1,000 Points in Wild End-of-Year Session

Following the stock market's worst Christmas Eve, traders "bought the dip" and sent the indexes soaring higher for an equally historic surge. However, Apriem's Benjamin Lau warns that sellers aren't through with this market yet. Below is an excerpt for the article in USA Today. "I’m not convinced this is a turnaround rally," said Benjamin Lau,

2018-12-27T18:22:53+00:00December 27th, 2018|Apriem In The News|

Stocks Plunge on Christmas Eve, Apriem’s Benjamin Lau Explains

With the government shut down and political chaos taking center stage, the stock market joined in on the panic in a shortened session before the holiday. However, economic fundamentals remain solid, Lau tells USA Today. Below is an excerpt from the article: "The government shutdown doesn’t destroy the economy per se, but it destroys investors' appetites

2018-12-26T19:05:37+00:00December 26th, 2018|Apriem In The News|

Apriem’s CIO Warns of Global Slowdown as Dow Plunges 300 Points

After being down by as much as 308.31 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average settled with a dip of about 200 points amid concerns of cratering gas prices and disappointing data out of China. Apriem's Chief Investment Officer, Benjamin Lau, discussed the trend with CNBC. Below is an excerpt of the article: "The overall trend

2018-11-10T00:24:03+00:00November 10th, 2018|Apriem In The News|

Apriem’s Lau discusses stock stability after midterm election with Bloomberg

Even though it occurred as predicted, the stock market stability after the midterm election came as a relief to many. Apriem’s Benjamin Lau tells Bloomberg that may went long just because the uncertainty had passed. At Apriem’ Advisors in Irvine, California, chief investment officer Benjamin Lau lowered cash to 15 percent from 20 percent just

2018-11-08T23:24:19+00:00November 8th, 2018|Apriem In The News|

Dow surges after midterm election, but Apriem’s CIO tells The Wall Street Journal uncertainty still looms with U.S. and China trade war

While stock markets jump after the midterm election, analysts are now looking at trade policy between U.S. and China as the next big market wave. Apriem’s Benjamin Lau talks to The Wall Street Journal about the outlook: Benjamin Lau, chief investment officer of Irvine, Calif.-based Apriem Advisors, is wagering that a resolution to the months

2018-11-08T23:25:20+00:00November 8th, 2018|Apriem In The News|

CIO Discusses Swing in Industrial Stocks with The Wall Street Journal

After a sluggish year, industrials have seen the highest growth since March. Apriem's Benjamin Lau tells The Wall Street Journal that the recent strength in the sector is mostly due to domestic demand. See excerpt below: And some analysts think strength in the U.S. economy could continue to underpin manufacturing stocks, even as global trade

2018-11-01T17:20:14+00:00September 14th, 2018|Apriem In The News|

Apriem’s Lau to CNBC: Investors Shrug as Trade Stays in the Spotlight

Stocks dip mildly amid reports of additional tariffs on Chinese goods. Our Chief Investment Officer Benjamin Lau commented on the trend with CNBC. Below is an excerpt: "Trade has been the focus this week and the past month," said Benjamin Lau, chief investment officer of Apriem Advisors. "But the muted reaction shows investors are a

2018-11-01T17:20:14+00:00September 14th, 2018|Apriem In The News|