Prospects for Investing in the 2020s

Overview They say hindsight is 20/20, but it’s difficult to grasp that one day we could look back at this pandemic and recognize where we should have placed our investments. Perhaps a young researcher — sequestered in his home — will find a cure and a vaccine, start his own company and be the fastest-rising…

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The 4-Step Plan for Advisors When Markets Turn Volatile

Nervousness around COVID-19 and its implications for the global economy, a price war over oil between Saudi Arabia and Russia and an “emergency” half-point rate cut by the Federal Reserve all combined to form the perfect storm for investors in early March. Markets came off their record highs from February to take our portfolios –…

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2020 Market Outlook

Now’s a great time to look forward as we enter 2020 and to help your clients do the same. Check out our 2020 Outlook video. We’re here to help you stay abreast of the domestic and international issues that could be affecting markets this coming year. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT Here’s to a…

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Q3 Market Talk

Hear from Tom Siomades, CFA® and AE Wealth Management’s Chief Investment Officer, as he goes over what drove the market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 and what he expects we’ll see as the year comes to a close. For investment professional use only. Not for use with clients or the public.

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The Yield Curve Conundrum

When the yield curve inverted briefly on the morning of Aug. 14, 2019, it set off chatter that a recession might be lurking on the distant horizon. Economic experts began popping up on newscasts everywhere. Headlines screamed statistics about the relationship between an inverted yield curve and recessions. Although it lasted only 2 hours and…

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The Costs of a Government Shutdown

It’s the third week of the government shutdown, and a resolution doesn’t seem to be presenting itself any time soon. The partial shutdown – which has resulted in the closure of nine out of 15 federal departments, as well as dozens of agencies and federal programs1 – has already started a snowball of economic effects in…

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What an Inverted Yield Curve Means for Investors

On Monday, December 3, the U.S. Treasury Yield Curve inverted for the first time in over a decade. Just one day later, the Dow fell 799 points (3.1 percent), with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finishing down (3.2 percent and 3.8 percent respectively).[i] The yield curve inversion occurred as the yield on the five-year…

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Talking to Your Clients About Recent Market Volatility

Nothing gets a financial firm’s phones ringing quite like market volatility – a fact about which many advisors may have been reminded lately. Investors were lulled by the relative calm we’ve had in the markets recently and now find themselves jarred back to reality as the market responds to factors such as interest rate hikes…

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