There is still a bit of the 1990’s stock enthusiast in many investors. I see it in our clients who have unmanaged accounts (accounts we don’t advise on), that I sometimes call “play accounts.” These are often small trading accounts that originated when someone heard a stock tip compelling or when they wanted to own […]
When I am combing through our investment research I always look for defined market risks. I don’t want to miss anything. After all, risk matters a lot to our clients no matter what stage of life they are in. When I see risks that are familiar to me, I have two reactions. The first is […]
Building on her March 7th blog, Betsey Purinton spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about factors to consider when evaluating your bond holdings.
It is easy to ignore bonds. Bonds don’t generate the same flashy headlines as stocks, (“DOW 21,000!!!”). Bonds also don’t swoon or shoot up the way stocks do. When was the last time you heard investors talk in near panic terms about a bond market “crash?” or coo about “new highs?” In spite of their […]
blend·ed fam·i·ly noun NORTH AMERICA a family consisting of a couple and their children from this and all previous relationships. The joining of two families can be an exciting time but also a time when you will be faced with many financial decisions. There are many aspects of life to plan for, from living […]
It was so clear, right? Trifecta. We were headed for tax reform, infrastructure spending and deregulation. The economy was about to take off, replete with a rising dollar and budding inflation. At least that was the popular story at the beginning of the year. Not so fast. Nothing is as easy as it seems. Distraction […]
Investors are forever hopeful (why else would we invest?). And the start of a new year often brings outsized optimism. 2017 feels particularly bullish for the equity markets, however, with both investors and businesses cheering. I feel the same hopefulness, but I am reminded that 2016 was humbling in many ways. 2016 did not go […]
For most Americans, 401k plans, qualified plans or defined contribution plans are the most popular savings vehicles for retirement. With most private companies doing away with pension plans and the uncertainty of Social Security, individuals need…
We’re pleased to introduce Chrissy Canapari’s first blog submission! Chrissy has been with the firm since 2003 and will be a frequent contributor to the StrategicPoint Blog. To learn more about Chrissy, visit her Bio. To subscribe to Chriss…
Building on his most recent blog, Derek Amey spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about this year’s unprecedented election and how markets could react to the transition of power.