Posts From Greg Naylor

Greg Naylor is a partner and co-founder of Fiat Wealth Management, an independent financial advisory firm in Long Lake, Minnesota. He has been investing for over 9 years and enjoys sports, reading, singing, and spending time with family. Greg is a 2004 graduate of the University of Minnesota and lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and two beautiful children.
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Q1 2018 Recap: Inside The Global Financial Markets

March continued to be bumpy for stock investors and the quarter ended on a volatile, sour note. It seems plausible that rising interest rates are to blame, which could spell bad news for future market returns. U.S. Market The federal deficit is soaring under Trump’s new tax plan.  In other…

Is There Opportunity In Electricity Generation Stocks?

The drop in demand for electricity and the increased supply of natural gas caused prices to plummet for all electricity producers – including coal and solar, over the last 5 years. In short, it’s been ugly. An ETF that invests in solar companies, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) trades at…

Prominent Investors Share U.S. Stock Valuation Concerns

Jeff Gundlach is the founder and principal fund manager at DoubleLine Capital.  He and his firm manage just over $100 Billion in assets, primarily bond funds. He is one of the most watched investment managers, as his research and analysis have proven to be top-notch over the years. Notably, he…

Global Markets Rally In Face Of Tightening Central Banks

The stock market continues to celebrate tax reform, as corporations are starting to release improved earnings due to reduced tax bills. The financial markets are hungrily anticipating and receiving share buybacks to accompany improved earnings. But at the same time, central banks are shifting into slowdown mode. The Federal Reserve…

2018 Tax Reform Offers Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain

The new tax plan, in my opinion, is not overly significant. From an economic standpoint, since other nations have lower corporate tax rates, there is a competitive logic to lowering our corporate tax rate, which this bill does. The problem with this bill, from a Democratic standpoint, is that most…

2017 Market Review & Update: The Year Of Investor Cheer

There was a lot of good news for the stock market in 2017… and even some good news sprinkled in for the bond market. Our 2017 market review is brief, yet hits some major highlights. 2017 Market Review Global central banks were either adding stimulus (Bank of Japan, European Central…

Market Commentary: Tax Reform Bill Inches Forward But Still In Limbo

The house passed its version of the tax reform bill, and it appears likely that some version will also pass the Senate, giving Republicans a much-needed victory. Under the Senate’s version, a majority of low-income and many middle-income taxpayers will see their taxes increase over the next 10-years (some would…

Will Federal Reserve Tightening Slow Capital Markets In 2018?

Last month marked a historic first, although it was a rather quiet entrance. Reversing course from the money printing programs of QE1, QE2 and QE3, the Federal Reserve pulled $10 billion from the capital markets. I call it ‘money destruction,’ since it is the exactly opposite of ‘money printing.’ The…

U.S. Financial Market Update: Investors Embrace Rising Rates

Looking back over the past month or so, we’ve seen the Federal Reserve raise interest rates for the second time in a year, and Congress fail to repeal or replace Obamacare. The stock market could have interpreted both as negatives. However, instead of seeing rising interest rates as a threat…

U.S. Financial Market Update: Economy, Stocks Stay Positive

August was a month of reduced activity in financial markets, as many market participants take vacation before the start of the school year. Everyone is back  to their normal routine and geopolitical worries such as North Korea continue to simmer.  The rising geopolitical concerns at home and abroad, however, have…