Weekly Report (August-28-2017)
28 Aug

Weekly Report (August-28-2017)

Weekly Closer Look:  Fixed Income Markets While equity markets have bucked the normal trend of low summer volatility in recent weeks, Treasury market volatility remains the lowest we have seen over the past five years. Low volatility on top of already low yields has given investors relatively few opportunities this year. But with key central…

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Weekly Report (August-21-2017)
21 Aug

Weekly Report (August-21-2017)

Weekly Closer Look:  NAFTA–Rhetoric vs. Reality The opening salvo in the NAFTA talks has brought with it predictable heated rhetoric. So far, global financial and currency markets are taking the NAFTA renegotiations in stride. Despite tough U.S. rhetoric, fears of tearing up the agreement have diminished considerably since the presidential campaign. There are, however, some…

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What Is a Family Office and How Can It Help You Fund Your Business?
18 Aug

What Is a Family Office and How Can It Help You Fund Your Business?

What a family office is Family offices are a particularly important source of capital for small-to-medium-sized businesses. According to the Family Office Club, there are currently more than 3,000 family offices in the U.S., and these offices, which generally have a minimum of $100 million in assets, often look at alternative investment opportunities — which…

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Weekly Report (August-14-2017)
14 Aug

Weekly Report (August-14-2017)

Weekly Closer Look:  Geopolitical knots With President Trump’s sharp rhetoric toward North Korea and Pyongyang’s forceful response, global financial markets find themselves confronted with an issue that doesn’t crop up often: tangible geopolitical risks. We explain how investors should approach decision-making and how geopolitical risks should factor into portfolio positioning. Predictably, equity markets weakened worldwide…

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Warren Buffett’s company buys into troubled Home Capital Group
02 Aug

Warren Buffett’s company buys into troubled Home Capital Group

Home Capital Group Inc. shares surged higher Thursday on news that the troubled mortgage lender has arranged $400-million in equity investments and other financial support from companies run by famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s main company, will also also provide a new $2-billion line of credit on better terms…

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Weekly Report (July-31-2017)
31 Jul

Weekly Report (July-31-2017)

Weekly Closer Look:  What D.C. drama? We look at what it’s been focusing on the market has allowed it to remain unfazed by the Beltway bluster and highlight lingering risks. Our take is, thus far, the market is willing to prioritize corporate earnings and economic trends along with monetary policy nuances—bread-and-butter factors that normally drive…

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