Investing in Unpredictable Markets

August 29, 2022 9:37 am

The recent market rally inspired several calls from clients asking whether it is time to invest money again, after a bruising first half of the year. With the past week seeing stocks retreat off their recent highs, it is a good time to review how one should invest in unpredictable markets. The S&P reached its […]

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Inflation and Recession

June 13, 2022 11:46 am

Humor me while I repeat myself. There are some points worth making more than once. Especially when it comes to inflation, recession, and the stock market. In my May 2, 2022 Blog, What’s Up with Current Market Volatility, I referenced the following: The Federal Reserve oversees the control of inflation. The key tools the Fed […]

What’s Up With Current Market Volatility?

May 2, 2022 10:38 am

We are amid one of those nasty pullbacks, and this time there is no place for an investor to hide. April ended with the S&P 500 and the All World Country Index Ex US down 13% year to date, while the US aggregate bond index has fallen 9%. Commodities have been a bright spot, but […]

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

January 21, 2022 3:33 pm

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 […]

2022 Market Outlook

January 3, 2022 9:46 am

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 […]

Why the Transition Away from LIBOR May Affect You

October 22, 2021 10:20 am

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 […]

Why Evergrande is Worrying the Market

September 22, 2021 10:13 am

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 […]

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

July 23, 2021 2:15 pm

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 […]