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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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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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