Market Musings

Bears, Bottoms, and Budding Opportunities

Bears, Bottoms, and Budding Opportunities appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

The fourth quarter of 2018 did not usher in the typical year-end rally that investors have come to expect in recent years. Global equity markets got off to a weak start, failed to recover, and ultimately plummeted, as weak business indicators collided with perceived governmental policy risks with respect to the Federal Reserve. Commodity markets…

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Author: Rick Vollaro
Posted: January 15, 2019, 7:55 pm

How To Find Peace In the Middle of Market Turbulence

How To Find Peace In the Middle of Market Turbulence appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

If you’re a Pinnacle client, I have some very good news for you. I’ll get to that in a moment, but first, I want to share a few observations about recent market activity… Based on the current status of the markets as related by the media, are investors entitled to be anxious? Nervous? Frightened? Of…

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Author: Ken Solow
Posted: January 11, 2019, 8:05 pm

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