Rate Hikes and Mid-Terms on the Horizon, what do they mean for stock returns?

For the vast majority of 2022 we believe the markets will be waiting and responding to everything the Fed does and everything the Fed says. The working assumption has been that we will see 3-4 rate hikes in 2022. To a certain extent that is already priced into the stock and bond market. As a sidebar, we do not think...

2022 Market Outlook

Looking for the return to normalcy in 2022? Expectations could be the key. 2021: the Economy, Americans, and the Markets During 2021 the economy continued its steep, rapid recovery from the deep, pandemic recession to an economy with close to 5% GDP growth and near full employment. Corporate profits soared, innovation and entrepreneurship accelerated, and business investment increased productivity. The...

Sherri Buteau Joins StrategicPoint Investment Advisors as Client Service Associate, Paraplanner

Providence, RI— (December 13, 2021) StrategicPoint announces the addition of Sherri Buteau to their team as Client Service Associate and Paraplanner, further expanding the firm’s capabilities in wealth management. StrategicPoint Investment Advisors, LLC, an independent, fee-based investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Sherri Buteau as Client Service Associate and Paraplanner. Sherri brings with her more than...

Why the Transition Away from LIBOR May Affect You

So, what exactly is happening to LIBOR? For years there have been talks about one of the most widely used interest rate benchmarks being phased out and replaced. The plan is for LIBOR to be fully phased out by 2023, but no new contracts using LIBOR will be issued beyond 2021. In this blog I’ll explain what LIBOR is, why...

Why Evergrande is Worrying the Market

Monday's market meltdown was blamed on Evergrande, a real estate development company in China. Real estate growth in China has long been a hot button issue for investors. It’s been EIGHT YEARS since we saw 60 minutes do a piece on the empty Chinese cities (apologies for the Australian version, we can’t seem to find video of the American version...

Derek Amey on “State of the State” with Richard August

Recently StrategicPoint Partner and Senior Advisor, Derek Amey was interviewed by Richard August on "State of the State", a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Derek's latest blog post and podcast focusing on inflation prompted Mr. August to invite Derek for a one-on-one interview about the popular topic. You can click here to view the interview on Vimeo...

Restricted Stock Plans & The Impact of Your Choices

Stock benefit plans come in a variety of flavors, each requiring thoughtful decision making along the way to maximize the benefits these types of plans can offer. In this blog we explore the challenges these types of plans can present to clients and some important considerations you should be aware of. Challenges of these types of plans You can acquire...

Derek Amey on “Eye Openers” with Brittany Drozd

Recently StrategicPoint Partner and Senior Advisor, Derek Amey was interviewed by Brittany Drozd as part of her “Eye Openers” series where she interviews business owners from a wide variety of backgrounds. This informal interview allowed Derek to share more about his personal journey to becoming an advisor, and how he thinks one of his major life changing moments has helped...