Market News & Insights

Summer Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor June was an eventful month, as the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, Euro-zone members announced movement toward greater unity, and oil markets experienced tremendous volatility. By the numbers: Stocks & Bonds After a dismal May for the U.S. stock market, June saw some recovery.  International stocks (MSCI EAFE)…

5 Weekend Thoughts: A Random Walk Through This Week’s News

Last week, I mentioned how the slower week of July 4th should be enjoyed, if possible, with welcoming rest, fun, friendship and family. It’s generally a slow week for the domestic markets and one that allows market participants and everyday folks a chance to catch their collective breath. I really…

SCOTUS Decision on Obamacare Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

By Jeff Voudrie The SCOTUS decision on The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) made for big news and headlines but depending upon your read and political angle, it may have been much ado about nothing. As a wealth manager, I am very concerned about the impact the costs of ObamaCare will have…

America is Still the Land of Business Opportunity

Earlier this week, I awoke to an email from a Costa Rican friend of mine who works for a large broker/investment bank in institutional equity sales. He forwarded me a Joseph Stiglitz article from the Financial Times arguing that America is no longer the land of opportunity. While Mr. Stiglitz…

Sweet Hopes and Greece Dreams

By Alex Salomon With my eyes fully opened, I am keenly aware that Greece is facing yet another moment of national destiny, where they could finally rise up to their forefathers and their pride and heritage, or become the center stage of a dreadful, fateful rise of Neo-Nationalistic Populism, the potential…