Monthly Recap

August 2014 Monthly Recap

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Back to School – Our little Harrison started his first day of pre-school last week. You can see how proud he was to be like his big brother Max who’s now in 1st grade!Have a great start to Fall.Best Wishes,Mark Fissel Market Recap Investors regained an appetite for risk in August, seeming to focus on …

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Monthly Recap – July 2014

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Clint and Jenny and the boys had a great time in MI last week!  Hard to believe summer is quickly passing us by. An interesting study came out last week, ranking America’s top 250 companies by 401(k) generosity.  Here is the link – Facebook was last while ConocoPhillips took first place. Best Wishes,Mark Fissel Market Update Encouraging economic …

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Monthly Recap – May 2014

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“Sell in May, Go Away” Those that positioned for this old investment adage, didn’t fare so well last month… (Read More) Economic Perspective GDP contracted in Q1 at 1% annualized rate Unemployment drops from 6.7% to 6.3%; lowest since Sept 2008 Manufacturing data mixed. Not surprisingly, home sales increased with spring push Eurozone grew .2% …

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Monthly Recap – April 2014

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Momentum Stocks The rotation in equities, a steady hand at the Fed, and little inflation in sight helped keep the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield low… (Read More) Economic Perspective GDP stalled in Q1 at .1%. Down from 2.9% in Q4 192,000 new jobs in March but rate is stuck at 6.7% Retail sales up 1.1% …

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February 2014 Monthly Recap

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Rebound Equities recovered from January’s losses in fine style. The Nasdaq continued to lead the pack year-to-date, but by the end of the month the S&P 500 had set a fresh all-time closing high… (Read More) Economic Perspective GDP grew at annualized 2.4% rather than previously expected 3.2% in Q4 Total GDP growth for 2013: …

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