First Quarter 2014 Market Summary

For the past five quarters – in fact, for the past five years – stocks have trended relentlessly higher with only minor interruptions. Most recently, those brief stock market corrections have been tied to the Federal Reserve’s talk of “taper” – the winding down of its...

Third Quarter 2013 Market Summary

It’s easy to become transfixed by the media spectacle surrounding the latest partial government shutdown. Politicians and pundits have been using frightening rhetoric about crashing the economy, throwing thousands of people out of work, and the possibility of a U.S....