All Posts Tagged: North Korea

Investment Insights: Nothing is certain but death and taxes

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Interior shot of the Capitol with an ominous view down the staircase.

The threat of turnover may also apply to Congress as approval ratings plummet and key issues like healthcare and tax reform linger with lawmakers in gridlock.

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Investment Insights: Excerpts from our August report

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Wide shot of plaza in North Korea dominated by two huge statues for former leaders, with nearby soldiers dwarfed on the ground.

After the North Korean regime had threatened the U.S. with a missile strike, the VIX Index, which is considered a barometer for volatility, dropped only slightly.

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Investment Insights: Geopolitical and weather patterns

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Palm Trees Before A Tropical Storm or Hurricane

The political event much more likely to linger and affect market strategy isn’t the weather or the debt ceiling – it’s the international response to North Korea.

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Investment Insights: Pennies from heaven

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Chart showing various market returns as of 8/15/17

As of today, 465 of the companies in the S&P 500 will have reported for the second quarter season, and results continue to delight investors.

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