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So far Steven Hannigan has created 5 blog entries.

2016: A Year of Two Halves

The stock market opened the year in a “risk-off” mode over fears of global growth slowing, falling oil prices, and a U.S. corporate earnings recession. By mid-February equities were down more than 10%. Although markets rebounded through the spring, the negative sentiment and volatility persisted for much of the first half. A quiet summer vacation [...]

By | January 25, 2017|Market Performance Review|0 Comments

Will Trump Make America Great Again?

In an election night shocker, Donald Trump emerged from the presidential election as the victorious candidate. The Republican Party also retained control of both chambers of Congress. As the election night drama unfolded, the markets initially plunged -5% with the Dow futures trading down over 700 points. But it didn’t last long. In a year [...]

By | November 22, 2016|Economics, Investor Education|0 Comments

Votes = Volatility

Whether it’s a national election or a Fed vote on interest rates, markets hate uncertainty. Check out what’s been happening over the last quarter and our  thoughts on where we go from here. Key themes from the third quarter Low Quality Dominates Brushing aside evidence of a global economic slowdown and political uncertainty, investors appear [...]

By | November 2, 2016|Market Performance Review|0 Comments

Low Rates, Slow Growth

Key themes in the first half of 2016 Brexit The surprise result of the U.K.’s “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union shocked financial markets and left Europe stocks down -3.8% for the quarter. Global equities initially reacted with sharp declines, but recovered into quarter-end to finish up slightly. The S&P 500 is up +3.84% [...]

By | August 1, 2016|Market Performance Review|0 Comments

How One Small Change Could Add More Than 1% to Your Bottom Line

Say you are going to buy a car and walk into a Ford dealership with a list of features that you want in a new car. You hand the list to the Ford sales associate and ask them for a recommendation. Do you think their recommendation would be the best car for you or the best Ford [...]

By | June 2, 2016|Investor Education|0 Comments