Market Musings

Hangovers & Roadmaps

2016 began with a thud and ended with a bang. After one of the worst-ever starts to a year, U.S. stocks managed to rebound and ultimately finish the year with solid gains. Much of the rise came in the final few weeks of the year, following the surprising results of the U.S. presidential election. Indeed, …
Author: Carl Noble
Posted: January 20, 2017, 10:40 pm

After the Election

Pinnacle’s Chief Investment Officer Rick Vollaro looks at the market in the month since the election and explains how we’re positioning our portfolios in response.
Author: Rick Vollaro
Posted: December 10, 2016, 7:20 pm

About The Election…

The election result came as a surprise to many and caused some uncertainty in the markets overnight. Many investors are wondering how all of this impacts their portfolios and if they should be making any changes. While the evening’s market volatility may have been unnerving to watch, the negative impact on the market didn’t last long, …
Author: Rick Vollaro
Posted: November 9, 2016, 10:26 pm

The Financial Pros and Cons of Renouncing Your Citizenship

The main reason people renounce their U.S. citizenship is to take advantage of lower tax burdens abroad, but the growing unease with U.S. politics might also be contributing to a record number of Americans who are renouncing their citizenship and surrendering their passports. While we don’t recommend this to our clients, we have received questions …
Author: Raoul Rodriguez
Posted: October 28, 2016, 6:23 pm

A Low Conviction World: Q3 2016 Market Review

The third quarter was a fairly placid one for investors, though there was major diversity in return profiles depending on what asset class, sector, or country one was invested in. In the U.S., the leading sector was clearly technology stocks, while elsewhere, Japan, Emerging Markets, and European stocks also had positive returns for the quarter. …
Author: Rick Vollaro
Posted: October 21, 2016, 3:10 pm