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Investing Lessons and March Madness

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary, Weekly Market Commentary Page 18

Oh boy…March Madness. It started last week and it’s what everyone seems to be talking about at work. Most people feel great on “Selection Sunday”, which is when the NCAA selection committee announces “The Bracket”. The bracket is the group of 64 teams (okay, I know it’s technically 68, but I’m asking for some artistic license for the sake of …

Stocks Are On A Roll – What Now?

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary, Weekly Market Commentary Page 17

Last week was a busy one for me. I had a dinner meeting every evening and there was a resounding theme, both implicit and explicit, in almost every conversation we had – “Is now a good time to add money to portfolios or start taking chips off the table?” Answer: I don’t know. How could I? But that still does …

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Economic Review Video: First Quarter, 2016

Brittany Dewberry Weekly Market Commentary, Weekly Market Commentary Page 17

Hi everyone, thanks for tuning in to hear our thoughts on the current U.S. economy.  In our July, 2015 and January, 2016 videos, I spent some time discussing how the recovery still has room to run.  This video will give you a detailed look into how the economy has evolved since then. Important Disclosure Information for “Economic Review Video: First Quarter, 2016” …

Quarterly Review – Monument Style

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary, Weekly Market Commentary Page 17

Well, the first quarter of 2016 is in the books. I thought I’d start with a quote: “And when it’s over, I press rewind though.” – Fetty Wap Oh wait – I meant these quotes… “You are not able to predict what will happen nor when it will happen…and neither am I. Only charlatans and fools believe this is actually …

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A Short Week in the Market & GDP Report

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary, Weekly Market Commentary Page 14

U.S. stocks got off on a shaky start last week as the closely followed Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 190 points on Tuesday. Turns out that this was the worst single-day occasion for the index in approximately a month. Information technology stocks and small-cap stocks were among the hardest-hit segments of the market; these are two of our favorites, and …