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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

» Second Quarter 2015 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

Economic Highlights: Real GDP was down slightly during the first quarter of 2015, contracting -0.2%. Economic growth has slowed for the last two quarters after a two quarter surge in 2014. Although personal consumption growth was positive, exports contracted, as did state and local government spending.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

» Back to Basics: Exchange Traded Funds
ETFs, White Papers, Practice Management, White Papers

ETFs (exchange traded funds) have rapidly grown in popularity since State Street first launched the SPDR in 1993. As a financial advisor, you have likely received inquiries from your clients about ETFs. Questions like “What are they?” or “Should I add them to my portfolio?” are becoming increasingly common.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

» Diversified Liquid Alternative Solutions
Alternatives, Video

Until recently, alternative investments were typically only available to institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals because of high investment minimums and stringent investor qualifications. Post 2008, however, we have witnessed a meaningful increase in alternative investment product offerings in the open-end mutual fund universe.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

» First Quarter 2015 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

Economic Highlights: Real GDP finished the year on an underwhelming but positive note, expanding at an annual rate of 2.2% during the fourth quarter. Economic growth for all of 2014 was 2.4% despite a contraction during the first quarter. Consumer spending drove growth during the fourth quarter, reflecting improvement in employment conditions and lower gas prices.

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