Market Musings

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

The Market: Resilient or Complacent?

The Market: Resilient or Complacent? appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

The second quarter saw financial markets deliver further gains, which was a continuation of the animal spirits that were unleashed in the wake of the U.S. election. Both stocks and bonds rose during the quarter with the S&P 500 making its latest record high in mid-June. Outside of the U.S., international stocks have picked up…

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Author: Carl Noble
Posted: July 21, 2017, 3:28 pm

How To Set Investment Goals

How To Set Investment Goals appeared originally on Pinnacle Advisory Group — The Wealth Management Advisors

A sound investment plan begins by determining your objectives while understanding any limitations or constraints that may exist. While most objectives are long-term, a plan must be designed to persevere through changing market environments and be able to adjust for unseen events along the way. If you have multiple goals then each of these goals…

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Author: Andy Krone
Posted: June 16, 2017, 8:08 am