Impeachment: Boom or Bust for the Market?

The U.S. House of Representatives made history on Dec. 18, 2019 by voting to adopt articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. The House has charged President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, even as he has simultaneously delivered phase I of a trade deal with China and realized the implementation…

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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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One of the biggest threats to our markets isn’t financial.

It’s digital. Back in the relatively-unplugged days of the early 1980’s, a little movie called “WarGames” raised the specter of a new potential threat in the American consciousness: the suggestion that a Regular Joe with a desktop computer could hack into the U.S. network and propel us towards a nuclear war. At its release, the…

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Funds with High Active Share Could Outperform

During Periods of Heightened Market Volatility In early 2018, the New York Attorney General reached an agreement with 13 major fund firms, requiring them to share how much their funds are actively managed.[i]  The information – called active share – can help investors stay informed as to how much active management they’re receiving compared to…

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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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How Will the Market Respond to Mid-Term Election Results?

IT DEPENDS ON WHO TAKES THE SEATS. Mid-term elections are fast approaching, and how they’ll shake out is currently anyone’s guess. All 435 seats of the US House of Representatives are up for grabs, as well as 35 of 100 seats in the Senate.1 On November 6, voters will also cast their ballot for 36…

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