Volatility has reappeared, but don’t lose focus

vancewealth Market Commentary

To begin the 4th Quarter, the equity markets have experienced some notable fluctuations – a sharp contrast from the steady upward climb we saw in 2017. Concerns about rising U.S. interest rates, trade disputes and the technology sector contributed to declines for all three major U.S. stock indices during this same period. The analysts at Raymond James agree the outlook …

Is now a good time to invest?

Jerrod Ferguson Market Commentary, Retirement, Tax Issues

Q: Is now a good time to invest?   Jerrod Ferguson: “The answer to this question always depends on one thing: When will you need to use the money? Once we know your time horizon and long term financial goals, we can determine how much risk you should take on those investments. If you’re going to be using the money …

Investment Update – Quarter 1

Jerrod Ferguson Market Commentary

The end of 2017 brings to a close one of the best years for global equity markets in nearly a decade. I like to think of 2017 similar to the climb to the top of a rollercoaster. People were excited, it was a slow and steady climb, and there wasn’t much in the way of surprises. Every month, your account …

Market Update-Q4, The Final Stretch

Jerrod Ferguson Market Commentary

The third quarter has come to an end and the holiday season is quickly approaching. Markets have continued to impress year-to-date and according to Raymond James Chief Investment Strategist, Jeff Saut, “Evidence suggests investors are witnessing the biggest bull market on record1.” Here is a recap of where various market indexes have performed through September, 2017: S&P 500 +12.53%, Dow …

Mid-Year Investment Update

Jerrod Ferguson Market Commentary

Automation is currently impacting our global economies. In an article published by The Economist, titled “Taking Flight,” the evolution of drone technology is discussed in great detail.  Until recently, the marketplace for drones had been divided into two main spaces, toys and weapons.  The vast majority of worldwide spending on drones (approximately 90%) can be attributed to military uses, however …

THE TRUMP ERA – How the new Presidency may impact the American economy, and what that means for you

Vance Wealth Group Market Commentary, Political Commentary

The first three months of the Trump presidency have been politically tumultuous and divisive. Opinions on the work he has done so far, and the work he has planned for the future have been far-reaching, and are being debated everywhere from our newsrooms to our living rooms. It can be challenging sometimes, to cut through the noise and the rhetoric …

What You Need to Know about the Brexit

Vance Wealth Group Market Commentary, Uncategorized

There is no doubt that if you have been paying attention to the news in the last several weeks, you have been hearing a great deal of discussion about “The Brexit”. Opinions on this historic vote have been swift, diverse, and contentious. Politicians, economists, and public figures throughout Europe and the world have been campaigning doggedly on whether to stay …