Submitted by Integras Partners on February 4th, 2019
Submitted by Integras Partners on February 1st, 2019
Financial markets around the world faltered in the 4th quarter, not entirely due to economic realities but largely in response to “noise” over geopolitical events, trade concerns, rising interest rates, slowing growth of corporate earnings and global economies.
From the market’s closing high on Oct 3rd to its trough on Dec 24th, the S&P 500 gave up 19.8% of its
Submitted by Integras Partners on November 6th, 2018
Submitted by Integras Partners on July 31st, 2018
Markets Return to Normal; Which Means Unpredictable
TYPICALLY, THESE COMMENTARIES FOCUS ON THE CALENDAR QUARTER JUST ENDED.
The first half of 2018 was muted, the third quarter was robust, and as we write in the second week of October, the picture is changing dramatically.
Submitted by Integras Partners on July 11th, 2018
On April 1st, the S&P 500 Index® was successfully retesting its February 11th low of 2,532 and began its recovery process. Although trade talks slowed the rebound, investors discounted the potential threat to the world economy. US markets traded higher, and in mid-June were within just 2.8% of retaking the January highs.
Submitted by Integras Partners on May 1st, 2018
Many clients who hire financial advisors are subjected to the same drill: Answer a questionnaire, sign an agreement and hope for the best. During this process the client may be asked inane questions like “If your account went down 10% in line with the markets, would you hold, sell or buy more?” Some folks just rely on the advisor to help them choose respon
Submitted by Integras Partners on October 24th, 2017
Rising Interest Rates & Trade Threats Bring Long-Anticipated Correction
Following a stellar 2017, investors saw plenty of reasons to extend the two-year rally: business confidence, earnings growth expectations, consumer sentiment, labor demand and synchronized global growth all registered their highest readings in many years. US equity markets, buoyed by o
Submitted by Integras Partners on October 11th, 2017
U.S. markets have been surprising this year, both for the magnitude of gains and the near absence of volatility. Through Sept 30th, the S&P 500 Index® gained 14%, compared to 20% for foreign stocks (as measured by the EAFE Index) and 28% for Emerging Markets. We have been outsized beneficiaries of several themes we mostly expect to continue into next year.
Submitted by Integras Partners on August 24th, 2017
The Markets May Have Lulled Us to Sleep. No Need to Overreact When It Ends!
Submitted by Integras Partners on July 28th, 2017
Anyone interested in making intelligent investment decisions, seeks an advisor who will have their best interests at heart versus their own. There are several types of financial advisors, so it’s important to discern the differences to help you choose the right one.
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