Market Commentary: ALL ABOARD!

April 12, 2021 THE US ECONOMY What a difference a year makes.  After some glitches early on, the vaccine roll-out in the United States appears to be going well, especially when compared to the roll-out in the great majority of other countries.  As the US...

5 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Financial Life

April 7, 2021 Decluttering. Thanks to Marie Kondo, meditation gurus and an amazing amount of time at home, we have all had opportunities to declutter our closets, our monkey minds and our “working-from-home” space (formerly known as the dining room).  But what does it mean...

COVID-19 Monitoring Resources

April 03, 2020 As we continue to track the COVID-19 situation and assess its impact on financial markets, we wanted to share some of the resources we’re monitoring on a daily basis.  Useful data is scattered across the internet, so we look at a variety...

The End of the Bull Market

March 13, 2020 First, and most importantly, we hope you are doing well and staying safe. The longest bull market in the history of US equities came to an end this week as the S&P 500 fell more than 20% from its peak in breathtaking...

The Coronavirus and Markets

February 25, 2020 In the last several days, fears about the Coronavirus spreading have resulted in a “risk off” environment in financial markets:  equity markets globally have lost value and US Treasury prices have risen.  As of the time of this letter, on February 25th,...

Expanding the Accredited Investors Pool

Will the definition of what it means to be an accredited investor change in the near future?   In December of 2019, the SEC voted to propose an amendment that would allow a greater number of individuals and institutions to qualify as accredited investors—increasing the eligible...

Market Update: 2019 Recap and 2020 Outlook

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.  As 2020 begins, we wanted to provide you with: (1) a 2019 financial market review, (2) a snapshot of where we are currently, and (3) some thoughts going forward. 

Detlef’s Interview with Chase Jarvis

Detlef’s Interview with Chase Jarvis Detlef Schrempf touches on the importance of giving back during his interview on the Chase Jarvis Live Show. Thanks, Detlef for this great reminder to be grateful for life’s blessings and give back. The perfect sentiment and start to this...