Apriem was featured in the first ever Orange County Business Journal "The List: Registered Investment Advisors". Below is an excerpt: “The fiduciary model is growing faster than brokerage houses”, said Harmon Kong, who co-founded Apriem Advisors in 1998. “The RIA industry is gaining momentum.” Kong attributed growth to referrals, a “great team”, and a focus
As the trade war continues, both stocks and treasury yields were down this week, indicating investors are concerned about current uncertainties.
Apriem President Rhonda Ducote and Vice President Jennifer Olson were both nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Business Award.
Stocks have stabilized and investors are taking note, with some analysts expecting growth to continue despite a projected economic slowdown. This is driving many investors to scramble to better position themselves in the stock market. Our CIO Benjamin Lau commented on this latest trend in an article reported by The Wall Street Journal. Here is
As the stock market implodes, the general public began looking for answers online. One of the most searched for terms on Google was "yield curve inversion," a data point that investors use to predict recessions. Our CIO Benjamin Lau explains what's fueling this negative sentiment in an article reported by Bloomberg. Here is an excerpt:
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
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
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
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,
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