We publish an investment commentary at the conclusion of each calendar quarter. Here, we share our perspectives on the economy and markets and offer guidance for individual investors. Our goal is to help you cut through the clutter of mass media and other consumer outlets, and allow you to better understand markets, investing, and how a disciplined process can benefit your long term success.
Submitted by Harvest Asset Group | Fee-Only Financial Planner Portland ME on November 1st, 2016
Submitted by Harvest Asset Group | Fee-Only Financial Planner Portland ME on July 26th, 2016
The market once again confounded the instincts of nervous investors and went up, instead of down, during Q3 2016. What worried investors last quarter included the Brexit scare and potential Fed rate hikes.
You may recall, on June 24th (not very long ago) headlines read:
Submitted by Harvest Asset Group | Fee-Only Financial Planner Portland ME on May 27th, 2016
The U.S. has continued to chug along at a decent pace under favorable economic conditions (full employment, low inflation, low energy costs), and is on track to produce growth of about 2% this year. Despite some scary headlines, and resulting short term volatility, U.S. companies have produced strong earnings. U.S.
The first quarter of 2016 brought small positive returns in many of the U.S market indexes, which means investors survived – for now, at least – the worst start to a calendar year ever for the U.S. stock market. The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index (a broad measure of U.S. Stocks) ended the quarter up 1.17% after being down over 10% by the second week of February.