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Taking your emotions out of your investments

Taking your emotions out of your investments

Economic and political influences are ever-present and will undoubtedly continue to create market risks. We must remain watchful; heightened instability both domestically and abroad may require adjustments to portfolio asset…

Making the most of your 2016 tax refund

Making the most of your 2016 tax refund

This year, the IRS expects more than 150 million tax returns will be filed and over 70 percent of taxpayers will receive refunds. The average refund in 2016 was $2,860…

Consumer spending this holiday season

Consumer spending this holiday season

Now that Christmas has passed, retailers may see an influx of shoppers as many may begin taking advantage of post-holiday sales or exchange gifts for items that better suit their…

What’s next for the Fed? Not necessarily rate hikes this year

What’s next for the Fed? Not necessarily rate hikes this year

During its September meeting, the Federal Reserve decided against raising interest rates – as many had expected. The Fed cited that, while the case for an increase had strengthened, it…

How best to protect against identity theft

How best to protect against identity theft

We hear about it all the time – cyber security breaches that have the potential to put all our financial information at risk. Identity theft is a real problem that…

Federal interest rates: what investors should know

Federal interest rates: what investors should know

There has been much chatter in the last few months since the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates in December. Economists and investors are keeping a watchful eye on…

Could a bear market be in our future? Not likely

Could a bear market be in our future? Not likely

There’s no question, the market has been experiencing quite a ride since the start of the New Year. Some economists estimate as much as $1 trillion has been lost due…

Interest rates and you

Interest rates and you

Last month, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade, a move that Chair Janet Yellen said would be followed by “gradual” tightening as…

Assessing 2015 challenges to international stability, security

Assessing 2015 challenges to international stability, security

We must remain watchful over the ever-present market risk we face as investors as heightened political instability may require adjustments to portfolio asset allocations. It is for that reason that…

Growth favored slightly over value in Morgan Stanley’s 2014 market update

Growth favored slightly over value in Morgan Stanley’s 2014 market update

The Morgan Stanley Global Investment Committee meets monthly to review the economic and political environment and discuss favored long-term trends that they believe offer worthy investment opportunities. Recently, Morgan Stanley…

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