Market Update

Finding Opportunity in Today’s Market Environment

The US market has reached record highs supported by historically low level interest rates. However, the Fed is seeking the right time to raise rates while other central banks across the globe are implementing expansionary measures. These divergences in central bank actions make considering additional opportunities within the global markets essential.   We recently attended

2016-10-07T00:00:00+00:00October 7th, 2016|Market Update, Newsroom|

Central Bank Policy—A primary driver of market movement

Market volatility continued in early September as Fed Officials hinted of a possible rate increase. However, markets began to stabilize when the Fed ultimately decided to keep rates unchanged and held a less aggressive stance on monetary policy (keep rates lower for longer). Inflation goals have yet to be reached despite strong unemployment and labor

2016-10-06T00:00:00+00:00October 6th, 2016|Market Update, Newsroom|

Apriem take on Brexit

Markets were jolted today as Britain surprisingly voted to leave the European Union last night, June 23. 2016.  International stocks are taking the brunt of the pain, down 5-9% across the globe. US stocks were also down but by much less. The S&P 500 dropped 3.6% today. Safe haven assets like Gold and US Treasuries surged. 

2016-06-24T00:00:00+00:00June 24th, 2016|Market Update, Newsroom|

Girl Power

Women have overtaken men and now control more than half of all personal wealth in the United States today. That amounts to $14 trillion controlled by women and by 2020 that number is projected to be $22 trillion. Several trends are driving this shift. First is the growth of women in the workforce which has grown tremendously since

2016-05-17T00:00:00+00:00May 17th, 2016|Market Update, Newsroom|

Economic Outlook for 2016

Economic Outlook for 2016 Markets have given investors a surprise this year. After delivering strong performance over the past few years, markets around the world saw a selloff in the first two months of 2016. The selloff caught many investors, from large mutual managers to ordinary retail investors, off guard as we haven’t seen such

2016-03-07T00:00:00+00:00March 7th, 2016|Market Update, Newsroom|

Stock Market and Oil

Stock Market and Oil Is the movement in the price of oil driving the United States stock market? In recent months, the price of crude oil (Green line) and the United States Stock market (Red line, represented by the S&P 500 Index) certainly seem to be tightly correlated. As the price of oil continued its

2016-03-04T00:00:00+00:00March 4th, 2016|Market Update, Newsroom|

Fed Tightens

Fed Tightens It is hard to argue why the Fed is raising rates at this point in time.   The economy has strengthened to a level where zero interest rates are not necessary.  This is not to say the economy is completely out of the woods; interest rates still remain highly accommodative and nowhere near a

2015-12-16T00:00:00+00:00December 16th, 2015|Market Update, Newsroom|