Alert Bells Are Ringing

By Jay Sanford, Director, Investment Strategy History shows you can follow certain indicators to get a decent gauge of where we are in the market cycle.  If you saw our Mid-Year Outlook, you know we are looking at various indicators which include the yield curve (my personal favorite), peak manufacturing and peak earnings to name  Read more ➝

Our Eye is on the Horizon, Part 2

By Jay Sanford, Director, Investment Strategy The last time we met, we discussed the inevitability of the stock market going down and what we look at when it comes to taking the temperature of the market. (Remember, that is our little secret!) The second question to that blog post was, “What should I do about  Read more ➝

Our Eye is on the Horizon, Part 1

By Jay Sanford, Director, Investment Strategy I’m going to start with the bad news and it’s a secret, so please keep this close to the vest…  the stock market will eventually go down!  I know, I know, it’s hard to believe.  We have had 9 years of growth (albeit slow at times) and the fundamentals  Read more ➝

Volatility During Healthy Markets

After more than 18 months of nearly uninterrupted advances, the U.S. equity markets started declining last week, with a large sell-off on February 5, 2018. Although it is always difficult to endure these declines when they’re occurring, it’s important to focus on the underlying fundamentals of the economy and the markets, which are pointing to  Read more ➝