Market Events

Planning for Change in the Market

Planning for Change in the Market After what seemed like the longest winter ever, spring has finally arrived here in the Midwest. Temperatures are pleasant, the days are longer, grass is green again and baseball games are in full swing. It wasn’t long ago that it…

Q3 Market Recap

Q3 Market Recap

In contrast to last year, when almost all types of investments moved up together, this year has brought more volatility and a wider difference in performance. These are times when it becomes even more important to remain fully diversified, to…

Recent Market Volatility

Recent Market Volatility

As the first quarter of 2018 comes to a close, stock market volatility has come back into focus. There are many ways to quantify this, but one particular number of note is the number of days in which stocks move…

Take a Cue from Soccer on Recent Market Volatility

Take a Cue from Soccer on Recent Market Volatility

As of yesterday’s close, U.S. stocks have fallen over 10% from their peak in late January (officially in “correction” territory). Given the smooth ride the market gave us in 2017, this recent volatility has spooked investors and have led many…

After a Record Year for Stocks, What Should Investors Do in 2018?

After a Record Year for Stocks, What Should Investors Do in 2018?

For many of us, the New Year brings about time for both reflection and thoughts of the future. As 2017 is now in the books, we’d like to take the opportunity to share some insight into how we viewed the…