January 2018 Thoughts and Insights

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We would like to start 2018 with wishes of health, peace and prosperity to you and your families.

From an investment perspective, 2017 was a great year. The U.S. economy continued to improve and unemployment dropped to 4.1% which is nearly a 20-year low. Inflation remained low which allowed the...

October 2017 Thoughts and Insights

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Last week’s news out of Las Vegas, combined with the devastation from the hurricanes, and now fires in California have weighed upon all of our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by these recent tragedies. In addition to these challenges is the massive data breach at Equifax...

July 2017 Thoughts and Insights

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Happy Summer to all!

Despite all the turmoil in the first half of the year, the markets have been very rewarding for our portfolios. Both our equity and fixed income positions have done well, and we don’t anticipate any huge changes from the status quo. So, as I thought about what topic I’d like...

Cyber Security Tips

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Cybercrime and fraud are serious threats and constant vigilance is key. While Danda Trouvé Investment Management plays an important role in helping protect your assets, you can also take action to protect yourself and help secure your information. This checklist summarizes common cyber fraud tactics...

April 2017 Thoughts and Insights

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The first quarter of 2017 will be remembered in the financial world for the inauguration of President Trump, the UK’s signing of Article 50 officially starting the Brexit process, and the Federal Reserve raising its overnight lending rate for the third time since the Great Recession. And, how can we...

January 2017 Thoughts and Insights

by Michelle Trouvé on

We would like to start 2017 with wishes of health, peace and prosperity to you and your families!

What a year! As 2016 began, the financial markets were dominated by fears of recession and deflation, and investors were uneasy with the Fed’s December 2015 rate hike. In fact, by February 2016 the...

October 2016 Thoughts and Insights

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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

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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

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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

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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...