• Market Update

    Posted on May 20, 2016 by Gemmer Asset

    The equity markets closed on a strong note Friday, pushing the major domestic indexes into the black for the week. The S&P 500 finished up +0.3% while small-caps gained +0.9%. The overseas markets were more of a mixed bag. China and many emerging markets were lower and have now erased all their gains for the year. Japan, on the other hand, gained almost 2% due in part to a surprisingly strong GDP report. First quarter growth in Japan came in at an annualized pace of +1.7% – most were expecting a contraction. ...
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  • Interesting Reads for May 19th

    Posted on May 19, 2016 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 May 9th

    Posted on May 9, 2016 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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  • Market Update

    Posted on April 29, 2016 by Gemmer Asset

      Tough week for the equity markets with a poor earnings report from Apple plus a major surprise from the Bank of Japan conspiring to undermine confidence. For the week the S&P lost -1.3% while the NASDAQ dipped -2.7%. Overseas markets lost ground as well. The developed EAFE index was down -1.9% and Japan was hammered – losing -5.2% for the week.   Commodities closed higher. Oil prices gained +5.1% to close at $45.95 a…
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  • Interesting Reads for April 25th

    Posted on April 25, 2016 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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  • Market Update

    Posted on April 22, 2016 by Gemmer Asset

    The markets in the U.S. were modestly higher this week with the exception of the growth tilted NASDAQ. For the week the S&P gained +0.5% while the small-cap Russell 2000 added +1.4%. Disappointing earnings from Alphabet, Microsoft, and Visa pushed the NADSAQ down -0.7%. The developed markets overseas were solid. Japan stands out with a +4.3% but Germany (+3.2%) and France (+1.7%) also did well. The EAFE ended up +2.1% higher for the week while emerging equities were off -0.1%....
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  • CNBC Appearance by Charles Blankley, CFA

    Posted on April 21, 2016 by Gemmer Asset

    Gemmer CIO Charles Blankley discusses the upcoming BOJ and ECB meetings as well as his view on recent bearish sentiment surrounding China:  

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  • Interesting Reads for April 20th

    Posted on April 20, 2016 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 April 18th

    Posted on April 18, 2016 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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  • Market Update

    Posted on April 15, 2016 by Gemmer Asset

      The equity markets staged a decent rally this week with gains pretty much across the board. The S&P for once lagged with a gain of +1.6%. Both European and Japanese equities performed well with Germany and France gaining +4.5% while Japan jumped +5.8%. Emerging equities were up +3.6%. Chinese and Hong Kong equities gained +3.1% and +4.6% respectively on decent economic news (more below).   U.S. large-cap equities probably underperformed this week because the…
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