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Market Insight – FOMC Meeting

The FOMC meets over the next 2 days with a policy decision tomorrow. The markets are telling the Fed to raise – expectations in the futures market are pricing a 98% chance for a rate hike. This would be the 4th hike in the past 18 months.  Slowly the Fed is taking...

MARKET INSIGHT – Politics and Investing

From the land of you can’t make this stuff up… Since Trump became US President in January: Performance of Mexican stocks:  +27.55% Performance of Russian stocks: (9.97%) Lessons:  Do not let behavior influence your portfolio.  Do not mix politics and...

Music to My Ears – Providing Peace of Mind

As the Chief Investment Officer, quite often I am invited to speak to individuals to provide market and economic updates.  One of the most enjoyable was to a group of female executives and retirees recently in Annapolis.  “Ladies Night Out” was organized by Peter...