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2013 Monthly Market Commentaries

Perspective – December 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Is it possible to have a recovery in the financial markets without a recovery in the economy? This is the question investors are asking themselves as we move into the close of the year, another month closer and with another set of records in the books. […]

Beneath the Surface – November 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Not only did we make it through the spooky month of October, but we had one of the best months of the year. With the scare of the government shut down, Fed tapering, third quarter earnings, consumer confidence, and the 27th & 84th anniversary of the […]

Lunch Money – October 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Our leaders in Washington have once again failed to reach an agreement on anything. We move one more time into the world of unknown with the government “shut down.” No budget deal. No agreement on debt ceiling. With the Affordable Health Care Act just about ready […]

Business as Usual – September 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer As the long summer days quickly fade into the cooler and shorter days of fall, it is a reminder that change is once again on its way. The first weeks of September often feel like the beginning of the year to me as traders make their […]

Up Around the Bend – August 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Visualize being stuck in traffic. Think about how you feel and what you are thinking. That’s how I feel about the economy and the markets today. We have been cruising along with a few slowdowns here and there for the last six to twelve months. Suddenly, […]

“Always Toward Better Things” – June 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Another month, another set of records, more words from the Fed, an IRS scandal, shocking reports of government surveillance, and another round of economic data to start off June with even more confusion than May. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the month with a 1.86% […]

Reflection Point – July 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Can an economic recovery lead to a decline in the markets? It is a question that many people are suddenly asking after the Federal Reserve indicated that the stronger economic data could lead to a reduction in the stimulus sooner than expected. After struggling for the […]

May 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

“There is no way to prosperity, prosperity is the way.” -Wayne Dyer By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Let the Good times roll! To bad that most of us would like to feel this way and don’t. As I write this, the markets have just closed at yet another record high! The […]

“It’s all in the mind.” -George Harrison – April 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Do earnings matter? Maybe we should begin with an understanding of the definition of earnings, according to Investor Words: “revenues minus cost of sales, operating expenses, and taxes, over a given period of time. Earnings are the reason corporations exist, and are often the single most […]

Out of the Doldrums? – February 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Statisticians love to use data from the past to draw conclusions or create predictions about the future. This has helped form the basis of what is referred to as the January effect on Wall Street. This is a theory that states “so goes January so goes […]

Petitio Principii; Begging the Question – January 2013 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Fiscal cliff averted. However, obstacles still lay ahead as spending cuts have not been addressed. Though the financial markets for 2013 are off to a great start, this raises questions. Is this a relief rally? A short covering rally? Or, is there something of real substance […]

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