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Interest Rates - Where Do We Stand In The Big Picture

Interest Rates: Where Are We In The Big Picture?

Rates have been moving higher – for everything and everywhere. Where will they go from here? Not to be flippant, but it depends. From an empirical standpoint, the Fed is clearly “behind the curve” – meaning they have been late to the inflation fighting process. To be fair, there are some “transitory” contributors to inflation, …

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What The Forward P/E Ratio Can Tell Us About Stock Market Risk Today

What The Forward P/E Ratio Can Tell Us About Stock Market Risk Today

The Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio is a great tool to contextualize overarching trends in the stock market—including current strength, expected strength (or weakness), and vulnerability to shock. The P/E ratio is found in many forms.  Trailing, Forward, Cyclically Adjusted, Discounted, Operating, Actual. They all move over time and the value of each requires an …

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Q1 Market Commentary - Inflation Is Key To Everything - Video Recording

Market Commentary – Inflation Is Key To everything (Video)

Ready to Learn More? If you’d like to speak about the market in greater detail or inquire about our fundamental investment process, don’t hesitate to schedule some time on our National Sales Manager, Aaron Ploscowe’s, calendar. He’d be happy to answer your questions.  If you’d like to download a copy of our market commentary, click here.  …

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What's Going On With Ukraine, Inflation, And The Global Economy - Q&A With Our Economist

What’s Going On With Ukraine, Inflation, and The Global Economy: Q&A With Our Economist

The past few years have brought a new source of worry and speculation into the average investor’s mind—the global economy. Since 2008, most of our clients learned to stay abreast of economic trends in the United States. We all remember how painful an economic crisis can be within our portfolios. But since COVID-19, followed closely …

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Market Commentary on the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Ukraine-Russia Conflict Market Update: A Fundamentally-Rooted overview

The major news outlets and financial commentators are keeping us awash with updates on Ukraine and markets have continued to be volatile. But many questions remain—what’s going to happen? What does this all mean for the global economy and markets? How will my portfolios be affected? Advanced Asset Management Advisors is actively monitoring the developments through …

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What Netflix Taught Investors About Quality

What Netflix Taught Investors About Quality

Not all FAANGM stocks are created equal—a truth made apparent by Netflix’s recent stock price plunge following its earnings report. We all know the “FANG” stocks. They dominate the Nasdaq 100 index and are sometimes isolated into an index of their own. And known for high growth and as stay-at-home beneficiaries, the stock prices have …

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Staying Relevant To Clients As Their Expectations Change – Lessons From Over 20 Years Of Serving Investors

Times change… And if you don’t change with the times, you tend to get left behind. I remember when Advanced Asset Management Advisors (AAMA) began in 1999. Things moved a little slower then. There were, of course, always client challenges and demands. But all-in-all, there seemed to be more time to address them. Today, things …

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4 Talking Points to Soothe Shaky Investors in Uncertain Markets

Uncertainty in the investment world can be defined in many ways. You can look at standard deviation trends, the VIX, media headlines and pundit warnings, economic indicators, and even consumer sentiment ratings. Or a more readily available indicator – questions from your clients. There’s little doubt that we are currently managing through uncertain times. And …

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Economic Conditions Seem to Be Deteriorating – What It Means For Advisors and Investors

What happened to the right side of the “V”? Since the dawn of the pandemic-induced economic shutdown, we’ve heard about and hoped for a sharp and steadfast recovery. The pain was supposed to be short lived—a brief, yet steep economic decline followed by an equally swift rebound.  While the recovery was in fact the fastest …

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