Markets

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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Market Extract: Taper Talk, Cash Balance, and Growth vs. Value

What’s going on in the market today, and how might your business, your portfolios, and your clients be impacted? The Market Extract aims to provide a condensed, clear, and highly relevant view, with insights from Advanced Asset Management Advisors’ investment committee to you.  The Fed has spoken. On June 16th, the Chairman alluded to talks …

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Market Extract: 10 Year Treasury Yields, CPI, and Historical Inflation

What’s going on in the market today, and how might your business, your portfolios, and your clients be impacted? The Market Extract aims to provide a condensed, clear, and highly relevant view, with insights from Advanced Asset Management Advisors’ investment committee to you.  The stock market was mixed last week. The S&P 500 index gained …

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Market Extract: Jobs Miss, Fed Tapering, Small Cap Equity Trends

What’s going on in the market today, and how might your business, your portfolios, and your clients be impacted? The Market Extract aims to provide a condensed, clear, and highly relevant view, with insights from Advanced Asset Management Advisors’ investment committee to you.  Equity markets posted small gains last week as Friday’s market recovered earlier …

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Market Extract: Equity Gains, Inflation, Sensationalized GDP

What’s going on in the market today, and how might your business, your portfolios, and your clients be impacted? The Market Extract aims to provide a condensed, clear, and highly relevant view, with insights from Advanced Asset Management Advisors’ investment committee to you.  Last week saw equity market gains (S&P 500 +1.16%) with firm bond …

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Image of large shipping vessels moving through the Suez Canal

Big Boats, Black Swans, and the Importance of Preparing for the Unlikely

A big boat gets stuck in a canal halfway around the world and the price of coffee goes up… If you haven’t heard, last week brought trouble to the global trade environment when a massive Taiwanese shipping vessel, the Ever Given, became lodged sideways in the Suez Canal. The result is the equivalent of a …

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Dividend Portfolio Review - What Happened in 2020 and What to Expect in 2021

Dividend Portfolio Review – What Happened in 2020 and What to Expect in 2021

2020 was a challenging year for many segments of the market, and particularly unkind to dividend investments. Looking at the past 2.25 years—a telling time that includes the peak earnings point for the broader market—you can see that the average dividend investment (funds and ETFs within Morningstar’s Equity Income category and that carry “dividend” in …

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