April 2020 Thoughts and Insights

by Michelle Trouvé on

I hope this note finds you and your families healthy and safe.

This past month we have experienced nothing like we ever have before, nor could have imagined.  We have a global health crisis that has turned into a global recession bringing the economy to a halt.  As a result, over the past few...


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April 03, 2020 Update

by Michelle Trouvé on

For this week’s update, we wanted to share a summary view of the Economic Impact Payments and the CARE’s act and how you may benefit. The final law does cover both retirees and Self-Employed Independent Contractors as well as W-2 wage earners. As always, please feel free to call or write with any...

March 27, 2020 Highlights

by Michelle Trouvé on

Over the past twelve months, we have devoted a significant amount of energy and resources to upgrading our technology solutions.  One of the silver linings to this virus is that we have been able to test “real time” our ability to work remotely and I am proud to share how seamless it has been.  Our...

March 2020 Update

by Michelle Trouvé on

Keep Calm and Remember We Have a Plan

As the headlines remain frightening, I would like to provide you with some calm, straightforward thoughts regarding our money.

We have done everything right. By this, I mean:

  • We are long-term investors.
  • We believe in embracing your true risk tolerance...

February 2020 Update

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A client called today to share a message she saw that summed up how she felt: “Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands”.

This is the perfect slogan for me to express how we at DTIM are reacting to the current equity market declines. Although we have been prepared for a pullback since October of 2018, -12%...

January 2020 Thoughts and Insights

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The year 2019 was exciting and unusual for the markets as all asset classes finished positive for the year. Stocks surged, despite slowing growth and lower profits, ending the year up 29%. Interest rates fell causing the bond market to rally (when interest rates go down, prices go up) and finish...

October 2019 Thoughts and Insights

by Michelle Trouvé on

The past 3 months have been very busy at DTIM!  First, we are excited to introduce Jennifer Workman to our team as our new Operations Specialist. Jennifer will be the first voice you hear when you call, will handle your funding requests and will support all our back-office needs. Jennifer comes with...

July 2019 Thoughts and Insights

by Michelle Trouvé on

This past June, the Fed surprised the markets by changing its outlook from a neutral stance on the economy to a more cautious and dovish stance. Otherwise stated, they are contemplating lowering interest rates again. The result of this outlook change caused the S&P 500 to re-visit all-time highs. ...

April 2019 Thoughts and Insights

by Michelle Trouvé on

The first quarter of 2019 will be remembered as one of the quickest recovery periods for stocks in recent times and will have erased most of the losses that occurred at the end of 2018. While we would never snub gains, we do continue to hold our cautious outlook on the market. There are both...