May 10, 2019

Stock markets around the world sold off this week on rising risks of a trade war between the United States and China.  With the worlds largest and second largest economies trading threats in advance of negotiations, hopes began to dim that an agreement would be reached.  Clearly China aims to be a global competitor with the United States,...

May 6, 2019

 By Jared Franz and Darrell Spence:  Capital Group

When is the next recession? That’s one of the questions we hear most often. And for good reason. Recessions can be complicated, misunderstood and sometimes downright scary. With the U.S. expansion nearly 10 years old, investors may be wondering whether the next one is just around the...

April 19, 2019

Diversification hasn’t mattered much over the past few years. U.S. stocks have consistently outpaced non-U.S. markets. Even within the U.S., market leadership has been concentrated among a handful of fast-growing technology and consumer companies, while value-oriented stocks have lagged the overall market.

But the recent market turbulence...

April 1, 2019

I was asked this week whether Cedarstone is a Fiduciary.  The answer is yes, of course.  From its origins Cedarstone has been held to the Fiduciary standard, which requires Cedarstone to always act in the best interest of its clients.  You would think that such a standard would be universal, but it is not.  Not all financial advisors are...

March 25, 2019

As most economists expected, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady last week.  Despite the uneventful outcome on rates, markets had several volatile sessions as investors digested the Federal Reserve’s economic outlook.  The bottom line is that economic risks are increasing, and short-term interest rates are likely to remain flat...

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