As the second longest economic expansion on record in the United States entered another year, questions around potential catalysts for greater gains arose. With economic data still solid, and the effects of the corporate tax cut not yet fully felt, the case for equities remains intact.Read Post
A strong U.S. economy, continued global growth improvement, a concerted effort by global central banks to remain accommodative as long as possible, and a general sense of complacency about valuations in the equity markets provided the backdrop for 2017’s wins.Read Post
Shannon Saccocia, Chief Investment Strategist for Boston Private Wealth, comments on the recent market pause and offers her outlook for equities.Read Post
Concerted global growth has provided a foundation for equity gains over the past several years. Absent a significant exogenous shock, corporations – and their shareholders – should continue to benefit from this growth in 2018...Read Post
While the 24-hour news cycle careened from one potential political crisis to the next, from North Korea, to the Affordable Care Act repeal, to Supreme Court changes, and finally to tax reform, volatility in the equity markets remained subdued, and the pace of the upward climb continued throughout 2017...Read Post
As 2017 closed, it has become clear that the "animal spirits" that guide the markets can shake off natural disasters, populist uprisings, a nuclear threat, and an ongoing stream of fodder for what once would have been Presidential scandals, but now pass for business as usual in the Trump Administration...Read Post
The thirst for yield in the low interest rate environment of the last several years has created persistent demand for dividend paying stocks. Indeed, with investment grade bonds struggling to pay an attractive yield, dividends have taken on the role of cash flow generation for many investors...Read Post
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