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by Dr. JoAnne Feeney Portfolio Manager If you’d gone away for a silent meditation retreat last week, you’d have come back to find your portfolio little changed and would have remained fairly calm, but only until you turned on the news. The S&P 500 finished last week roughly flat, but the violent ride from Monday to...
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by Dr. JoAnne Feeney Portfolio Manager   The news on the novel coronavirus continues to roil markets and we are getting more frequent questions as to the likely economic and market impact, and what, if anything, investors should do about it. As recent reports shifted from rising recoveries in China to new cases in Europe, Asia,...
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Behavioral finance warns of an investment tendency called “anchoring” and the arbitrary benchmarks of index investments. Read Forefront’s Amit Chopra’s thoughts on “anchoring” for index investors in this article.   ACM is a registered investment advisory firm with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration does not imply a certain level of skill...
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Read Forefront’s Amit Chopra’s comments on the impact that the Coronavirus is having on investments in the stock market. Learn how you can protect your retirement savings. Read the full article here.       ACM is a registered investment advisory firm with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration does not imply...
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    By: Dr. Charles Lieberman  – Chief Investment Officer I still read quite often how stocks are extremely expensive or badly overvalued. Such a determination can’t be done in isolation. It is necessary to place the valuation of stocks into context versus other asset prices. Stocks are certainly not expensive relative to Treasury bonds...
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by Randall Coleman Even as China has locked down Wuhan, the city of 11 million where Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV) originated, cases continue to multiply and spread. Infections have already been reported in 14 other countries as health officials strive to contain the outbreak. These statistics are virtually certain to be outdated by the time this...
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by Jeff Deiss As the Coronavirus outbreak and additional cases occur around the globe, the markets are reflecting this growing worry. Thus far, the markets have responded in a fashion consistent with past epidemics. Equity market corrections of 5% to 10% are common, occurring on average about once or twice per year.  History has shown that...
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by Paul Broughton Recent economic data, the spread of the coronavirus, falling interest rates, and a flattening yield curve may be giving investors pause. The S&P 500 dropped 1.5% last Thursday and Friday to lock in a 1% decline for the month. Recent adverse news has been concerning and worth watching, but it can also be...
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by Joseph Pecoraro Investors and the media look to the S&P 500 index to benchmark portfolio stock performance.  Many investors believe that by purchasing the index they have a diversified equity portfolio.  This couldn’t be further from the truth. The S&P 500 index is a top-heavy index that is weighted towards large cap, or mega cap...
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by Dr. Charles Lieberman The stock market doesn’t need a reason to go down.  Nonetheless, we remain positive on its prospects for 2020, given that we see little risk of recession, a deal with China on trade, moderate GDP growth, a resumption in growth in corporate profits, still moderate inflation and a Fed likely to keep...
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