Q4 2019 Market Commentary: A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” is a story we’re all likely familiar with. It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser who is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future.  Whether you saw the Disney version as a child with Scrooge McDuck playing Ebenezer Scrooge and Goofy playing Jacob Marley, or perhaps a live theater re-enactment, the story should bring back memories.

Q3 2019 Market Commentary: We Are Our Own Enemy

According to an article published by the National Science Foundation in 2005, the average person has 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Approximately 80% of those thoughts are negative, and 95% repeat each day. In another study from Cornell University, scientists found that approximately 85% of what we worry about never happens.

Q2 2019 Market Commentary: Winning The Loser’s Game

Anyone who has either played sports or watched children play sports knows that valuable life lessons can come from the experience. Sports can teach teamwork, strategy, the joy of winning, the frustration of losing and, along the way,

Q1 2019 Market Commentary: Safety First

One of the most memorable experiences for a teenager after reaching the age of 16 is getting his or her driver’s license, and hopefully a car. For parents, the experience is memorable for different reasons.

Q4 2018 Market Commentary: You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Unfortunately for investors, December has not delivered the Santa Claus rally in markets that many hoped for. In fact, it’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride in markets all year.

Q3 2018 Market Commentary: What To Do When It’s Not Working

September marked the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, punctuated by the failure of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008. The market began its sixteen-month drawdown in November of 2007