October 2016 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

As we enter the final weeks of the presidential campaign, be prepared to hear media pundits make all kinds of assertions about whether President Trump or President Clinton would be better for the stock market.

Historical research suggests that who is President, and from which party, has less...

July 2016 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

A few short weeks ago we sent an e-mail regarding Brexit and any impact it may have to our portfolios. We reassured you that these “shocks” to the market typically reverse over a period of three to six months. Well, the losses that were created by the vote to leave the EU completely reversed in a...

April 2016 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

What can we do to make money again? This question was recently asked to us by a client during our annual investment review and I think the question is so honest, direct and real that I am using it as inspiration for this quarter’s commentary. The past several years have been the most difficult years...

January 2016 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

We would like to start the first letter of the New Year by wishing all of you a very healthy, happy, and prosperous 2016. Needless to say, this past year was a difficult one for all investors. 2015 kicked off with a very cold winter which caused an economic slowdown in the US, and the headlines from...

October 2015 Thoughts and Insights

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Q3 was a very painful quarter for the markets with stocks posting their worst quarterly performance since 2011. The S&P 500 was down (-6.9%) and the Dow was down (-7.6%). Among the worries driving the decline are fears that China’s slowing growth will hurt the US and global economies, weakness in...

July 2015 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

Welcome to the summer of Volatility!

The first half of 2015 ended with a cascade of challenges for our portfolios including a worsening of Greece’s fiscal crisis, new concerns about Puerto Rico’s ability to repay its municipal bonds, and a surge in volatility for Chinese equities. These...

April 2015 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

The stock markets started 2015 off with lots of movement, but ended the quarter with no real gains. The Dow fell nearly 3.7% in January, surged 5.6% in February, and was down near 2% in March to end the quarter slightly down, while the S & P 500 was up less than one half percent. At DTIM we expected...

January 2015 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

We thought we would start the first letter of 2015 by sharing our mission statement with you, our trusted clients. This mission is on our minds at every moment we engage with you and your investments:

At Danda Trouvé Investment Management our mission is to serve our clients with financial...

October 2014 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

As we head into the fourth quarter, we would like to open our letter by reminding ourselves that September and October are notoriously the most volatile months for investing of the year. This volatility, however, is not an indicator that we are headed for a 2008 like crisis. It just means that the...

July 2014 Thoughts and Insights

by Ashley Preston on

The first half of 2014 was very good for our investments despite the many surprises including severe winter weather that disrupted the US economy and geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East. While we don’t believe we are entering a stock market crisis period like in 2008, there are...