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2014 Monthly Market Commentaries

From The C-Suite – December 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer A widely used slang term used to collectively refer to a corporation’s most important senior executives. C Suite gets its name because top senior executives’ titles tend to start with the letter; CEO, CFO, COO.-investopedia As we enter the final trading weeks of 2014 the market […]

A Wild Ride – November 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer October was a month to give everyone involved in the markets a little of what they wanted. The bears were in full control for the first two weeks providing the market with the largest correction since 2011. Those that felt that the slowdown in Europe and […]

Market Signals – October 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Every day we watch the market and can look at the change in either a specific stock or any one of the major indices. This past month reminded me of a saying, “It’s not a stock market. It’s a market of stocks.” The two major indices […]

A Recovery for Main Street? – September 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer the market spent the month of August climbing back to its prior highs. In fact, the S&P 500 closed above 2000 for the first time in the index’s history. There were not a lot of notable economic data releases during the month of August; however, there […]

When the good, becomes the bad – August 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Within the last couple of days the market has taken on a new tone, apprehension. This comes at the heels of a quiet July, which was gearing up for second quarter earnings. Early economic data suggested that the economy had regained its footing and resumed its […]

By The Numbers – July 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Welcome to the second half of 2014, and for the markets, the doldrums of summer trading. The first half finished out very differently than most people had anticipated. Following the strong performance of the financial markets last year and expectations of the Federal Reserve continuing to […]

Does class matter? – June 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer May was once again a month that proved that asset class diversification does impact returns. Investors sometimes assume that they are well diversified because they have a large number of holdings or positions. Unfortunately, many investors may lack the diversification they so often claim in their […]

Reading Tea Leaves? – May 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer The first month of every quarter is generally the busiest month of the quarter for data. Earnings season which follows the close of each calendar quarter provides us with not only the regular monthly and quarterly economic data, but a barrage of quarterly earnings as well. […]

For the next decade; Relief from an unlikely source. – April 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Imagine a world with lower oil and gas prices, an era of energy independence! For the last 40 years we have believed in the idea of “peak oil”, the theory that demand would continue to rise while supplies would decline driving prices higher throughout the foreseeable […]

Thawing Out – March 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer As the weight of a long miserable winter bears down on us we begin the countdown and look forward to warmer weather. With many parts of the country in a deep freeze for much of the start of 2014, it has given analysts and economists yet […]

“Kites ride highest against the wind, not with it.” – February 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Welcome to 2014, and welcome to the reminder that markets can go down. We got spoiled during 2013 watching month after month of gains across the board. Money managers and investors have been waiting for a solid correction for months looking for the opportunity to buy. […]

Be Careful What You Wish For – January 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

By Deborah DeMatteo Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer We begin the year looking back on a year that will go down in the record books in many ways. It was not just the astonishing results the market posted, but the overwhelming lack of expectations that the year started off with. It was a year […]

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