By Tom Haggerty, CFA | What a difference three months make, and in this case not a particularly good one. After increasing unabated for the better part of 15 months, global stock markets provided a valuable reminder in the first quarter of 2018: markets do go down. That may sound a bit silly, but 2017 provided no such lessons making the recent market swings feel even more pro
By Tom Haggerty, CFA | When I’m the author of an RSI Insights blog post, it usually involves commentary on the markets. I hope that some clients read these posts with great interest, but I’m also not blind to the fact that many people probably come down with a severe case of glazed eyes. So this post will be a departure from the norm for me. It’s somewhat per
By Tom Haggerty, CFA | 2017 was by most measures a banner year for global equity markets, building on the strong gains from the prior year. A quick look at performance shows that almost all major stock categories were up double-digits in 2017, with international leading the way. Most bond categories were also positive despite the Federal Reserve increasing interest rates three times
By Debbie Douget | For many people, this has been a year with too few ups and far too many downs. A year with bitterness from the presidential elections, hurricanes, fires, shootings, sexual harassment and a seeming endless display of pain and suffering. Our country seems to be more divided this year than many of us can recall. The thought of the Thanksgiving Holiday may cause
By Tom Haggerty, CFA | The spoiler alert answer to our title question is that of course this bull market will end at some point, but with the caveat that clearly no one can predict with any certainty when that will be. Markets have a tendency to defy expectations at times, which we’ll discuss a little more below.
You may have read that hackers broke into the Equifax database and stole personal information tied to 143 million people. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.