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Market Insight: A Happy New Year

Tax Reform to Ring in 2018 The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is headed to the President’s desk for signature.  This legislation has significant implications for businesses and individual taxpayers.   PSG Advisor, Steve Stern, summarizes the changes in the new law on our...

Market Insight

Checking in with Small Business It’s been a nearly a year since I last highlighted the optimism expressed by small business owners in the monthly survey by the NFIB Research Foundation. With policy uncertainty high and the feeling that our politicians aren’t...

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...

MARKET INSIGHT – US Earnings Recession

US Earnings Recession now in the Rearview Mirror Looking back a year ago, one of our biggest concerns was lack of corporate earnings and revenue growth.  Large cap US stocks experienced a rough patch where there were six quarters of year over year declining earnings. ...