Stableford Market Commentary: July 2019

Stableford Market Commentary July 2019 USA vs. China fists hitting

The S&P 500 increased 2.5% in July, but the real fireworks occurred after the Fed meeting July 31 through August 5. During that 4 day period the market was down 5.6%. Fixed Income had similar gyrations, with yields on the US 10 Yr Treasury falling 30 basis points from July 31 to 1.71% on August 5, after holding relatively stable for July

Stableford Capital Market Commentary: May 2019

Stableford Capital Market Commentary NY Stock Exchange Building

The S&P 500 fell 6.6% May, after topping out at an all-time high on April 30. It was up ~25% off the December 2018 lows, and 17% year to date at the high. In particular, the US economy and corporate earnings were beginning to slow. This became apparent during May as several economic indicators and economists’ models began to show the deceleration. As usual, the bond market was the first to sniff out the problem.

Volatility and Robo Advisor Web Issues Will Likely Usher in Active Asset Management

Investors have been excited by the new robo-advisor trend, and while it certainly may be right for some, those with higher net worth, more complex investment portfolios, or those who don’t feel comfortable with a do it yourself option should consider an investment firm that will partner with you to help you achieve your financial goals.

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