• Interesting Reads for October 19th

    Posted on October 19, 2015 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 Recap

    Posted on October 16, 2015 by Gemmer Asset

    So let’s recap – economic data was soft, earnings are under pressure, sales are faltering, and margins are falling. But stocks rally, all because the Fed is likely to stay easier for longer. This is a tough market to short!! In essence this is where we have been ever since the financial crisis – reliant on policy makers to at least avoid making a mistake. And if they can goose things a bit more that is all the better.

    It is a strange world we live in!!...
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  • CNBC Appearance by Charles Blankley, CFA

    Posted on October 14, 2015 by Gemmer Asset

    In the clip below, Gemmer CIO Charles Blankley discusses how deflationary conditions in China may weigh on global growth...
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  • Interesting Reads for October 8th

    Posted on October 8, 2015 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 Recap

    Posted on October 2, 2015 by Gemmer Asset

    It was a pretty interesting week with generally downbeat economic data offset by hopes that the weak data would lead to either policy stimulus or at least no tightening. For the week the S&P added +1.0% but small-cap U.S. stocks lost -0.8%. Overseas markets did well with the developed EAFE adding +1.8% while emerging equities spiked +4.4% higher. Markets are also being supported by the sentiment backdrop. When everyone is bearish equities typically do the exact opposite. As you can see below, the ratio of bulls to bears is at the lowest point since 2011....
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  • Interesting Reads for September 30th

    Posted on September 30, 2015 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 September 28th

    Posted on September 28, 2015 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 September 23rd

    Posted on September 23, 2015 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 Recap

    Posted on September 18, 2015 by Gemmer Asset

    The markets closed on a down note Friday, but the domestic indexes were basically unchanged to up slightly for the week. The S&P dipped just -0.2% while the small-cap Russell 2000 index gained +0.5%. The overseas markets were much more of a mixed bag. The developed EAFE index lost -1.0% with Germany falling -2.1% and Japan -1.1%. Emerging equities on the other hand were up modestly. The index gained +1.0% while Brazil, one of the problem children this year, added +1.9%. The Shanghai market lost -3.2% but Hong Kong equities added +1.9%...
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  • Interesting Reads for September 17th

    Posted on September 17, 2015 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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