• Market Recap: Is this the Correction?

    Posted on October 21, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    Printable VersionMarket Recap It was a crazy week in the markets!  For the first time in a long time we had hints of panic selling during Wednesday’s trading.  At one the point the Dow index was down over 450 points and bond yields were falling dramatically.  We haven’t seen such dynamics since 2011 when people worried the U.S. would default on its debt.  As it turned out, the Wednesday panic proved to be a market…
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  • Interesting Reads for October 14th

    Posted on October 14, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    Every once in a while we plan to post links to articles we happen to be reading. Generally the topics will be investment related, but hopefully our interests stray at times....
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  • Interesting Reads for October 6th

    Posted on October 6, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

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  • Interesting Reads for September 30th

    Posted on September 30, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

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  • Market Recap: A Rough Week, Statistical Oddities, and Bond Fund Drama

    Posted on September 26, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    It was a rough week for the global equity markets with all the major indexes closing in the red. Friday’s rally eased the pain somewhat, but the S&P still lost -1.4% for the week while the small-cap index dipped -2.4%. Overseas stocks were no safe harbor. The EAFE fell -1.8% while emerging market equities dipped -2.4%....
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  • Interesting Reads for September 25th, 2014

    Posted on September 25, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

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  • Interesting Reads for September 23rd, 2014

    Posted on September 23, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

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  • 9/19/14 Market Recap: Define Considerable…

    Posted on September 19, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    The large-cap U.S. indexes pushed to new highs again this week with the S&P adding +1.3%. But as it has all year, the small-cap index lagged, actually losing -1.2%. Relief that the Fed didn’t make any drastic changes at their meeting on Wednesday generally helped sentiment for large-cap stocks. The Scottish vote also probably helped on Thursday once it looked like the ‘No’ vote would win out....
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  • Interesting Reads for September 17th, 2014

    Posted on September 17, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

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  • Global Perspective- How Should Investors Handle a Tightening Cycle?

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    As we look out over the next year, one financial event that is almost certain to occur is the beginning of a tightening cycle by the Federal Reserve. As unemployment, and possibly inflation, move towards the Fed’s target, they will try to normalize policy. After all, they have held the fed funds rate at zero since December 2008....
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