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Flash Market Update

Posted by Byron Sanders on Aug 6, 2019 12:37:54 PM

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Topics: Economy, World Events, Economics, stocks, markets

Recovery and the Fed Teases

Posted by Byron Sanders on Jun 19, 2019 1:10:31 PM

June 17, 2019

After a bruising May, the first half of June brought good news to investors as equity prices climbed backtoward their early May highs.  Hints from the Federal Reserve that interest rate reductions may be in place as soon as July cheered markets in the US and deflated recession expectations among the pundit class. 

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Topics: Economy, stocks, interest rates, trade war, oil

Recession Fears?

Posted by Byron Sanders on Jun 3, 2019 5:42:46 PM

The past two weeks have not been kind to worldwide equity investors. After the most recent peak for broad domestic equity indexes at the beginning of May, prices have trended generally lower dragging International indexes lower as well. Trade tensions, including newly announced Mexico specific tariff threats, and worries about the health of the US economy have combined to unsettle equity markets. The chart below details the DJTMI over the past 12 months.

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Topics: Investments, Economy, interest rates, trade war, trade

Artifex Newsletter March 2019

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Mar 7, 2019 10:07:24 PM

Monthly Economic & Market Commentary and an article from our Investment Strategist

 

 

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Topics: Investments, Economy, china, strategy

Artifex Financial Group's 2019 Market Outlook

Posted by Byron Sanders on Jan 30, 2019 5:18:34 PM

January 10, 2019

 A new year lies before investors. Most were happy to see the end of 2018 with its staggering volatility and almost commonplace 1-2% intraday swings. In this essay, we attempt to identify economic and political trends across the globe that can be expected to be among the key components of decisions to buy or sell equities in 2019.

Equity prices reflect the collective opinions, hopes, fears and experiences of market participants. News is disseminated virtually instantaneously and reflected in prices without delay. While we cannot foresee how, or which future developments will most affect the equity markets this year, it is useful to be aware of trends that could be germane to investor decisions.

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Topics: Investments, Economy, Economics, stocks, markets

Artifex Financial Group September 2018 Newsletter

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Sep 13, 2018 5:48:04 PM

Our periodic newsletter is published and ready.

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Topics: Investments, Economy, Retirement Planning, stocks, inflation

Artifex Financial Group August 2018 Newsletter

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Aug 16, 2018 1:43:14 PM

Our periodic newsletter is published and ready.

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Topics: Investments, Economy, Retirement Planning, stocks, inflation

Artifex Financial Group June 2018 Newsletter

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Jun 6, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Our periodic newsletter is published and ready.

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Topics: Investments, Economy, Retirement Planning, stocks, inflation

The New Phone Book's Here!!!!

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 18, 2018 2:39:22 PM

 

Well, maybe not the new phone book, (for those of you who remember the Steve Martin movie, "The Jerk", and this famous scene: The New Phone Book's Here!) but the new Matrix Book from Dimensional Fund Advisors IS here. Why that's exciting for us.

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Topics: Investments, Economy, inflation, markets

Artifex Financial Group May 2018 Newsletter

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 10, 2018 2:03:17 PM

Our periodic newsletter is published and ready.

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Topics: Investments, Economy, Retirement Planning, stocks, inflation

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