Brexit Strategy

  Looking back a week after the unexpected vote by Great Britain to exit the European Union, it is easy to observe the great uncertainty that vote caused, both politically and economically. With it, there was global market volatility as well. The US stock market (as measured here by the DJIA) went down nearly 5%…

Focusing on the long term

  “What are you doing to prepare for the November election?” the board member asked us. The CTC investment team was at the recent meeting to discuss the charity’s investment results year to date and what, if any, changes were being made to its portfolio. “Are you going to cash?” This question is being asked in…

2016 thus far…

What a start to 2016! This past month has been an interesting one in the market, to say the least. After a disappointing 2015, the 2016 began with a sharp downward turn in the stock market. The financial headlines, designed to get our attention, are encouraging fear. We have experienced the first correction in years, and…

How Common are Corrections?

We have been talking about a stock market correction for the last year and a half, and here we are in the midst of it. The market is turbulent with major swings taking place daily and intraday. We recognize that market corrections are normal and expected; however, the rapidity of the decline is a bit…

On corrections, blips, and focusing on the long-term

It’s here. Stock market followers have only been talking about the possibility of a stock market correction for the last year to 18 months, and now we are here in correction territory. Volatility has been significant with wild swings taking place intraday. To all of you who are keeping calm and carrying on, we applaud you. It…