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Quarter 2, 2017 Newsletter

  • July 1, 2017
It seems about the only thing that has remained calm amid all the recent turmoil here and abroad is the stock market. Bolstered by an improvement in corporate earnings growth, the market has continued its steady climb higher despite facing…
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Quarter 1, 2017 Newsletter

  • March 31, 2017
As we head into the second quarter of 2017, about the only thing we know for certain is that we indeed live in interesting times. A complete political outsider has taken the reigns of the world’s most powerful and influential…
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Quarter 4, 2016 Newsletter

  • January 7, 2017
Instead of experiencing “the calm before the storm” this year, the markets experienced “the storm before the calm.” Right out of the gate, the U.S. stock market dropped nearly 9% in the first few trading days of the year. It…
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Post-election Update

  • November 11, 2016
Many people were likely surprised by Tuesday’s presidential election results. There is no doubt that the markets were certainly confused on how to interpret the outcome.  As election results on Tuesday night began hinting of a Trump victory, Dow Jones…
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Quarter 3, 2016 Newsletter

  • October 6, 2016
It has been said that corporate earnings are the lifeblood of the stock market. When earnings are flowing properly, the market typically thrives.  However, when that flow becomes stagnant, the market tends to struggle.  In fact, earnings growth has proven…
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Quarter 2, 2016 Newsletter

  • July 7, 2016
As we celebrate Gamble Jones’ 60th anniversary, we thought it would be appropriate to review our investment strategy.  We have used this strategy to take care of client portfolios since the beginning.  Although the world has changed significantly, these investment…
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Brexit Referendum

  • June 27, 2016
In the world of investing, the stock market loves good news, dislikes bad news, and absolutely hates uncertainty. Last week, when the results of the Brexit referendum became known to the world, financial markets were completely caught off guard by…
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Quarter 1, 2016 Newsletter

  • March 15, 2016
Oil – black gold, Texas tea, major contributor to stock market volatility. After an unusually long stretch of relative calm over the past few years, the stock market has been a bit jumpy in recent months. Large swings in the…
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Quarter 4, 2015 Newsletter

  • December 15, 2015
Charles Dickens once stated, “I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything.” Like Charles Dickens, the stock market seemed to have been unfazed by the Fed’s December 16th announcement…
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