The Market Impact of the Brexit Vote

By now you probably would’ve heard that, in a very heated referendum, voters in Britain have decided that the country should exit the European Union. Obviously, there are going to be some immediate and longer-term impacts in the global markets.  More importantly, you’re probably more concerned about how that affects your portfolio now and in […]

Market Review & Outlook – Third Quarter 2015

As the third quarter comes to a close, we are reminded that financial markets don’t always rise, and volatility can attack without warning and as we have just seen, quite swiftly.  When the dust settled, the S&P 500 finished the quarter down 6.4%, corporate bonds lost close to 5%, and emerging market equities would go […]

Perspective About Recent Market Turbulence

There are no two ways about it – these last two weeks have been very trying.  Sectors were crushed. Oil slipped below $38 a barrel then shot back up over 27%. Individual stocks broke 52-week lows… then some yo-yoed to new highs. This experience will expose the difference between “traders” and “investors”… and what lessons […]

Mountaineering with the “Best & Brightest”

MOUNTAINEERING WITH THE “BEST & BRIGHTEST” Ron Papa Reports from the “Economic Summit” On October 4, 2011, I attended an “Economic Summit” featuring a panel of eight institutional economists and portfolio strategists, representing different asset allocation approaches as they scaled the lofty peaks of economic turmoil and market uncertainty through 2012.   The following is an […]