• 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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  • 9/5/14 Market Recap: Jobs Clunker, the ECB and a Slow Death for Financial TV

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    It was a pretty flat week for all but the emerging markets, at least in dollar terms. Europe actually performed well in local currency, with Germany up +2.9% and France up +2.4%, but the euro fell -1.5% for the week. ...
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  • CNBC Asia Appearance by Charles Blankley, CFA

    Posted on September 3, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    Charles Blankley, Principal & Chief Investment Officer at Gemmer Asset Management, says Wall Street is seeing a temporary consolidation after recent record …...
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  • Interesting Reads for August 28th, 2014

    Posted on August 28, 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. It is possible that some of the links may require registration and/or subscription. ...
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  • Interesting Reads for August 26th, 2014

    Posted on August 26, 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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  • 8/22/14 Market Recap: Maybe, Just Maybe, They Mean It This Time

    Posted on August 25, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    The market is getting used to the fact that the Fed might actually raise interest rates in the coming year. Unlike last spring when the mere mention of the possibility of a rate hike threw the markets into a tizzy, this week’s speech from Janet Yellen was taken in stride....
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  • Financial Advisor IQ Article

    Posted on August 18, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    Our Chief Investment Officer Charles Blankley has been featured in a Financial Advisor IQ article titled “Clients Who Want Gold Have Plenty of Options”...
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  • 8/15/14 Market Recap: Trouble Overseas…

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    The major economic news of the week came out of Europe. The preliminary report on second quarter GDP was underwhelming. Growth in the region as a whole was flat between April and June (+0.4% was expected), compared with growth of +0.2% in the first quarter. Inflation also fell to a four-and-a-half-year low of +0.4% in July. Dismal performances from Germany, France and Italy – the core of the single-currency region – were responsible for the stagnation, while parts of the periphery beat expectations....
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  • Investing – Logic vs. Emotion

    Posted on August 13, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

    There are a lot of charts in this business. The investment industry as a whole must spend hundreds of thousands of hours each month putting numbers into graphical form. But typically we’ll look at a chart, give it a moment’s thought, and move on....
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  • Interesting Reads for Wednesday August 12th

    Posted on August 12, 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. It is possible that some of the links may require registration and/or subscription....
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