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…

After a long period of calm, volatility may be back

Since the beginning of October concerns about signs of weaker growth abroad have outweighed positive US corporate earnings reports and global stock market volatility has gone extreme. The Dow Jones Industrials saw triple-digit swings several days in a row that wiped out all of the index’s year-to-date gains. This volatility sent investors once again seeking…