Financial Insights for Today’s Markets
With a lot news over the last few weeks about the ride hailing service Lyft going public, we thought we should revisit the acronym IPO.
As we continue to monitor the extreme gyrations of the stock and bond markets over the last few weeks and months, we thought it would be appropriate to revisit a concept we believe to be very important during volatile markets.
While listening to a recent research conference call, one of the analysts used the phrase, “Picking up dimes in front of a steam roller” as a metaphor for investing in the current environment. Some investors will indeed go out of their way to pick up small gains, while ignoring the possible risks they are taking.
We like to educate and keep our clients informed about the markets. In this quarterly update we are giving a little background on the latest Wall Street acronym. FANG…
In 2017 we witnessed the bull market rallying again for another strong year. Positive market gains are one indicator of a healthy economy, but we continue to believe a measured and thoughtful approach to 2018 is crucial. Clients should continue to invest according to plan by keeping their accounts diversified, paying attention to allocation targets and not assuming more risk than is prudent. As the investing environment changes, we will continue to reevaluate and change direction when the circumstances merit.
Another buzz word in 2017 was Bitcoin…we believe Bitcoin is pure speculation and not a legitimate investment. We encourage you to read more about the Bitcoin trend in the below excerpts from a Bloomberg article.
At Creekside Partners we think one of the most impactful and telling market indicators is the US Treasury market yield curve. First, what does the current US treasury curve look like? As of October 4th we can see the yield curve below which is not particularly foreboding, but worth watching. If short term rates continue to rise and long term rates stay low then we could see an inverted yield curve which is extremely bearish. We constantly monitor this indicator because of its past succe
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