Do you Know the 4 Biggest Market Risks?

There is no such thing as investing in the equities markets without assuming risk. Sometimes the risks are high, sometimes they are marginal. But, one characteristic is consistent: there is always risk. Here are the four biggest ones we see in the global equities markets today, looking ahead for the balance of 2017: Valuations + […]

What Does a Global Growth Upswing Mean for Your Investment Strategy?

Global economic growth appears to be in a broad-based, modest uptrend. The key words here, that have arguably been missing for a few years, are “broad-based.” Global growth in aggregate has been positive since 2009, but it’s largely been uneven. The U.S. has posted growth lower than our long-term average, China has been pushing forward […]

Don’t Ignore Trillions of Dollars in Growth Potential

If you are not yet familiar with the phrase, “the internet of things,” get ready – because you will be very soon. This technology/IT subsector is perhaps the fastest growing segment of them all, and it is sure to create plenty of winners and losers as corporations posture for prominence in product development for hardware, […]

Is Europe Ready for a Taper?

How can the headlines affect your investments? Learn more in this week’s Steady Investor’s Week… Is Europe Ready for a Taper? – the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to keep interest rates at zero this week, and they also made no changes to their quantitative easing (bond buying) program designed to stimulate the economy. In […]

The Impact of French Elections

Roger S. from Chicago, IL asks: “There seems to be a lot of concern surrounding the upcoming French election for presidency. I have an international fund in my portfolio. Should I be cautious about the outcome of the election and potentially take action depending on who wins?” Mitch’s Reply: It’s good to see that you […]

Trouble Ahead? The Fed Thinks the Market is Overvalued

The Federal Reserve is notorious for making vague and general statements about the state of the markets and the economy. Analysts often parse the Fed minutes and statements looking for signs of changing monetary policy conditions, only to come out empty. That’s why it was surprising that the Fed was a bit more direct in […]