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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

May 2019 Economic and Market Commentary

Posted by Byron Sanders on Jun 12, 2019 4:49:32 PM

 

Monthly economic and market views from our Chief Investment Strategist, Byron Sanders.  In this month's edition, Byron provides some insight on the challenging month of May for equities, some comments on Brexit, the Fed, and tariffs.  Read on for more.
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Topics: Economics, stocks, bonds, tariffs, markets, interest rates, trade

US-China Trade War: Investment Strategy Update

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 10, 2019 2:53:06 PM

In view of the developments this week regarding US-China trade, I asked our chief investment strategist, Byron Sanders, what his thoughts were and if we should be making any tactical portfolio adjustments at this time. I think his comments are particularly instructive and worthy of sharing. Here is what he had to say:

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Topics: Investments, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, china, strategy, etf

Strong Growth, New Highs

Posted by Byron Sanders on Apr 30, 2019 11:24:21 AM
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Topics: Investments, Economics, stocks, bonds

First Quarter 2019 Market & Economic Commentary

Posted by Byron Sanders on Apr 12, 2019 11:44:02 AM

First Quarter Market Comment

April 8, 2019

After a disappointing final quarter of 2018, global equity prices extended their post-Christmas

rally and posted very strong gains in the first quarter of 2019. Broad domestic benchmark indexes were standouts, but International and Emerging Market equities also delivered solidly positive numbers. US investors, especially, were cheered by the Federal Reserve’s decision, announced in late January, to suspend the program of scheduled ¼% increases in their Fed Funds rate that had through 2018.

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Topics: Investments, mutual funds, Economics, stocks, markets, interest rates

January Market & Economic Commentary

Posted by Byron Sanders on Feb 5, 2019 1:19:51 PM

The Fed Blinks

January 31, 2019

 

World equity prices have extended their January uptrend over the past two weeks. Most broad-based indexes have recovered more than 50% of the declines that ended on December 24, 2018. Progress on resolution of trade disputes with China and reduced anxiety over the course of short-term interest rates appear to have flipped investor sentiment 180° from late December.

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Topics: Investments, mutual funds, Economics, stocks, markets, interest rates

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 4th Quarter 2018 Economic Update

Posted by Byron Sanders on Jan 10, 2019 4:57:35 PM

Read the quarterly commentary from Byron Sanders, our Investment Strategist.  Click on the image below to download.  Email Byron directly at byron@artifexfinancial.com if you have any questions for him.

Best regards,

 

Your Artifex Team

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Topics: Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Economics, stocks, bonds, markets

In Case You Missed It

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Dec 28, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Our Chief Investment Officer and Partner, Doug Kinsey, was quoted in the Dayton Daily News yesterday. We offer it below for your review. Best wishes to all for a Happy New Year and prosperous 2019!

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Topics: Investments, stocks

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

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