Market Musings

Twilight Zone Redux: A Market Review

Twilight Zone Redux: A Market Review appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

The third quarter saw mixed performances across the major asset classes. Large cap U.S. stocks surged, developed international equities and U.S. bonds were flat, while emerging market equities and commodities experienced modest losses. The clear winner for the quarter and year to date has been the U.S., as domestic investors have been rewarded with sizable…

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Author: Rick Vollaro
Posted: October 18, 2018, 9:35 pm

Four Things Affluent Investors Must Know About Risk Management

Four Things Affluent Investors Must Know About Risk Management appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

Sophisticated investors pay attention when someone brings up the topic of portfolio risk management. Affluent investors are often the most risk averse, perhaps because they have already accumulated enough money during their lifetime to achieve their financial planning objectives. Having reached their accumulation goals, they don’t want to lose their hard-earned gains because the financial…

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Author: Ken Solow
Posted: September 28, 2018, 9:13 pm

Under Pressure: A Market Review

Under Pressure: A Market Review appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

In the second quarter volatility waned and performance decoupled as divergent backdrops created variances in returns for assets classes and markets across the globe. The winning trades for the second quarter were in the U.S. energy sector, U.S. small companies, and a select group of technology and consumer discretionary stocks. Energy thrived on a rising…

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Author: Rick Vollaro
Posted: July 13, 2018, 6:06 pm

Volatility Awakens: A Market Review

Volatility Awakens: A Market Review appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

The beginning of the first quarter was serene and pleasurable, as equity markets levitated on the back of increasing earnings expectations and solid world economic underpinnings. But the market euphoria didn’t last long. February saw volatility awaken from its slumber with a jolt, kicking off a long-anticipated correction that reminded investors there is never a…

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Author: Rick Vollaro
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:32 pm

How Long Will The Sweet Spot Last?

How Long Will The Sweet Spot Last? appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

After a solid third quarter, investors began to wonder just how long the market could run without a healthy pullback.  But those bracing for a market correction got caught flat footed as markets found a way to keep powering ahead in the fourth quarter.  Domestic equity markets surged in anticipation of tax relief, emerging markets…

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Author: Pinnacle Advisory Group
Posted: January 24, 2018, 7:00 pm