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Apriem Q1 2019 Newsletter

2019 Q1 Newsletter Founder’s Message We enter the new year with new challenges. The strong headwinds coming at us from the global economy and our own government are broad and loud, but through all the noise, the founding principles of Apriem Advisors remain unshaken. Apriem was built on client service more

2019-04-25T21:33:53+00:00February 14th, 2019|Newsletters|

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|

Happy Holidays! May Your Gifting Be Tax Efficient

By Christpher Whitaker, CFP, AIF ‘Tis the season! The tryptophan from overloading on turkey is finally wearing off, holiday decorations are getting lugged in from the garage and your annual planner is nearing the last page of the year. It also happens to be the season for some end-of-year tax planning! One of the most

2018-12-17T23:35:27+00:00December 12th, 2018|Newsroom, Wealth Planning|

Sandwiched Between Moments: Finding Balance When Taking Care of your Parents and Kids

By Shawn Covarrubias, AIF, Vice President, Operations “It’s only a moment in time.” This is what my father has said to me over the years if I complained about having to do something. My parents have always taken great care of me. They had always been my pillars of strength — until one day

2018-11-26T22:54:50+00:00November 26th, 2018|Generations|