Year: 2016

Last week was another display of improving Investor sentiment which helped equity markets rally sharply. The S&P 500 Index surged on promises for better economic growth, tax reform and potential fiscal stimulus in 2017.  Sectors have rapidly rotated throughout 2016 and post-election has been no different.  In the last trading…

Is it Taper Tantrum déjà vu? Sure feels that way! The sudden return of stock market volatility in recent weeks seems like a repeat of the May 2013 Taper Tantrum, when the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) signaled its intention to “taper” its asset purchases. Stocks went down, bond yields…

You’ve likely spent a good deal of time thinking about investment risk. But have you stopped to think about more personal security issues, such as the safety of your online financial transactions and information stored on your computers? While most people recognize that online fraud or cybercrime is a potential…

Last week was relatively quiet until Friday, when the S&P 500 declined sharply by 2.40%. This was the first daily change of greater than 1% in over two months, ending a late summer period of subdued volatility. Implied volatility rose sharply on Friday, as measured by a 40% increase in…