The High Price of Yield and Perceived Safety

Since the inception of markets there have been particular investments that garnered the attention of investors above all others. In the 1600s it was the tulip mania and at the turn of this century, tech stocks had investors’ focus. Although not to the extent of these examples, currently low-volatility dividend paying stocks are the rage du jour in this low-yielding uncertain market environment. The lack … Continue reading The High Price of Yield and Perceived Safety

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Staying the Course in Times of Market Volatility

Turmoil on Wall Street OFTEN LEAVES markets in a state of crisis, as was reflected by the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s biggest point drop in history on September 29, 2008, a date that is etched into history as one of the largest market drops ever. As uncertainty, and the fear that follows, makes their way into the marketplace the results can lead to strong, quick … Continue reading Staying the Course in Times of Market Volatility