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Market Commentary – March 1, 2016

It wasn’t as entertaining as the Fantastic Four, The Magnificent Seven, or Ocean’s 11 but, last week, we had an opportunity to watch the Group of 20 (G20). The G20 stars finance ministers and central bankers from 19 countries and the European Union as well as representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World… Read More

The Markets- August 24, 2015

Correction! The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 6 percent last week. That puts the benchmark index about 10 percent below its record high on May 19, 2015, according to Barron’s. A drop of that magnitude from a new high may be a correction – a brief but jarring drop in value that often causes… Read More

Cautious Optimism 8/11/2014

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for investor’s emotions.  Believe it or not, we just had a new all-time high on the S&P 500 on July 27th of 1991.39.  As of Friday, August 8th we are off that high by about 3%.  It has felt bad because of the swiftness of… Read More

Why does Market Risk seem to happen all at once?

8/1/2014 by Angela Bender, Managing Partner of AMJ Financial Wealth Management Clients of ours were able to come to our Half-time Outlook meeting just two weeks ago, where we discussed our thoughts and expectations for the next six months.  One of the concepts I discussed, at the Half-time, was how un-naturally low the volatility in… Read More

The Markets – July 22, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary July 21, 2014   The Markets Events of the last week could have been plot elements in a Tom Clancy novel. Tragically, they were real and ratcheted geopolitical tensions higher around the globe. On Wednesday, the United States toughened sanctions against Russia. Bloomberg.com reported the new sanctions prevent… Read More