There’s no sugarcoating it, today was nasty. And this week for the global stock markets wasn’t any better. But the last several years have been relatively calm for the U.S. stock market. This bull market has gone 1,418 calendar days … Continue reading
“The China Syndrome” is an article written by Jim Parker, Vice President, DFA Australia Limited, for Dimensional Fund Advisors Outside the Flags column.
Q3 2014 Newsletter from Financial Synergies Asset Management, Inc
Our 1st quarter newsletter features articles by the whole team. Q1 2014 Newsletter from Financial Synergies Asset Management, Inc
After a year like 2013 stocks deserve a little breather, and that’s exactly what they got in January. Stocks (S&P 500) ended the month down -3.5%, while bonds (Barclays Aggregate Bond Index) posted a 1.5% gain. Last year stocks were … Continue reading
Q4 2013 Newsletter from Financial Synergies Wealth Advisors, Inc.
When first mentioned in client meetings, the Merger Fund sometimes elicits looks of confusion or curiosity from its name alone. It doesn’t sound like the other names in your portfolio, and it doesn’t act like them either. It’s considered an … Continue reading
“Low for Longer” is Blackrock’s investment theme heading in to 2014. The Low for Longer tag line is their way of expressing a forecast of tepid economic growth, easy monetary policy and, consequently, low interest rates. Investment catchphrases such as … Continue reading
Negativity has permeated our society of late. Predictions of disastrous consequences from the federal debt ceiling impasse abound. Some pundits worry that inflation arising from dramatic increases in the monetary supply will surely diminish our future lifestyles. European sovereign debt … Continue reading
“Is now a good time to start investing?” It’s a simple question, but it’s almost impossible to answer because it requires a market prediction. Most people agree that trying to predict the market is impossible, but it’s human nature to … Continue reading