Archive: Investment Commentary

January 15, 2016 | Investment Commentary

January 15, 2016: Markets In Motion

After a bumpy 2015, the major indices ended about where they started. The S& P 500 Index eked out a total return of 1.4%, and bonds, as measured by the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index, posted a return of 0.6%. The stock market lows of the year were set in August, falling over 12% from […]

September 03, 2015 | Investment Commentary

September 3, 2015: How to Handle Volatile Markets

Last week the S&P 500 had its first official correction (a fall of 10% or more from the previous high) in nearly four years. The S&P 500 posted its worst month since May 2012. The decline was triggered in part by concerns over slowing global growth and the imminent Fed interest rate hike next month. […]