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Judy Roseberry

Monthly Market Update for October

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Monthly Market Update for October Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides timely market data as well as perspectives on the current state of the economy and the global financial markets. Global Economy: October was a dismal month across the globe, with trade tensions between the US and China escalating, Brexit negotiations alternately starting and stopping, Italy’s budget causing issues with the EU, and Germany’s chancellor announcing she will not run again. US mid-term elections were also on the minds of investors. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) did not meet in October, but an off-the-cuff…

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2018 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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HISTORY & BACKGROUND Midterm elections in the U.S. occur mid-way through a President’s term in office. Every four years, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and typically 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate are up for re-election. History has shown that mid-term elections have not been kind to the incumbent President’s political party. Specific to the upcoming mid-term elections, changes in the political landscape are expected, but it’s the magnitude of those changes that could ultimately impact asset prices. INSIGHTS & PORTFOLIO IMPLICATIONS Mid-Term Elections and Financial Markets Going into the 2018 mid-term elections,…

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Monthly Market Update for September

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides timely market data as well as perspectives on the current state of the economy and the global financial markets. Global Economy: Global growth continued to decelerate in September, with the divergence between the buoyant US economy and the rest of the world becoming more apparent. Trade relations with China remain a key source of anxiety for global markets, even as things eased after a tentative agreement with Canada and Mexico in a new, revised NAFTA. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met at the end of September, voting unanimously…

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Protect Your Information and Yourself

Monday, October 8, 2018

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It is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. What better time to share this checklist containing tips and best practices to help you protect your data, information and prevent fraud. Cybercrime and fraud are serious threats and constant vigilance is key. While Gryphon Financial Partners plays an important role in helping protect your assets, you can also take action to protect yourself and help secure your information. Cyber criminals exploit our increasing reliance on technology. Methods used to compromise a victim’s identity or login credentials – such as malware, phishing, and social engineering – are increasingly sophisticated and difficult to spot. A…

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Succession Planning at the Conway Center for Family Business

Friday, October 5, 2018

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This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with local business owners and members of the Conway Center for Family Business. My associates and I have enjoyed being Service Providers at the Conway Center for over a decade. My presentation led me to reflect on why business owners are such a key focus for us. As a business owner myself, I have great respect and affinity for those who embark on such a journey. I enjoy seeing successful business owners envisioning the future they want, creating a plan to attack it, and working tirelessly to get there. This week’s discussion…

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Sept 25th and 26th FOMC Meeting Notes

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Please find our latest blog following yesterday’s FOMC announcement to raise the target range for the Fed Funds rate 25bps to 2.00%-2.25% (as expected). Policy Normalization on Target In a unanimous vote, the FOMC voted to raise the target range for the Fed Funds rate to 2.00% to 2.25%. As has been the case for recent changes, this 25 bps hike was well-telegraphed and completely expected by the market, with a recent implied probability of action of effectively 100%.  Beyond rate increases, the quantitative tightening policy that began reducing the Fed’s $4.5 trillion stockpile of assets in 4Q-17 will increase…

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Monthly Market Update for August

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides timely market data as well as perspectives on the current state of the economy and the global financial markets. Global Economy: Economic data for August helped to confirm that global synchronized growth has faded, with the divergence favoring the US over international economies. Trade relations with China remain tense, even as apparent progress was made with Mexico (thus far not Canada) to negotiate a more modernized NAFTA agreement. Comments made by Federal Reserve Chair Powell at the annual Jackson Hole symposium highlighted the constructive outlook for the US economy…

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Succession Planning: Baby Boomers Need an Exit Strategy

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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(ColumbusCEO) Baby boomers have never done anything in a small way and that will be the case again when they sell their businesses in the coming years. As much as $10 trillion of small business wealth could be transferred over the next 10 years by the same people who once made hula hoops all the rage, blue jeans an everyday fashion choice and dramatic social change a way of life.

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Monthly Market Update for July

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides timely market data as well as perspectives on the current state of the economy and the global financial markets. Global Economy: July was filled with plenty of generally positive economic news, but there were some notable challenges.  For example, Facebook lost $119 billion in market value, the largest single day loss in history, after a disappointing quarterly call.  Trade turmoil continued, with no clear resolution on the horizon despite a successful meeting between the US and the European Union (EU). The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met at the…

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