Q3 2015 Market & Investment Review

Q3 2015 Market & Investment Review

  • Posted on: 9 December 2015
  • By: admin

Stock prices in markets around the world fluctuated dramatically for the week ended August 27. On Monday, August 24, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,089 points—a larger loss than the “Flash Crash” in May 2010—before rallying to close down 588. Prices fell further on Tuesday before recovering sharply on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.   

To view a video review of the report highlights by M.J. Nodilo, Pathlight Investors President, click the video below.

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Pathlight Insight - Volatility Returns

Pathlight Insight - Volatility Returns

  • Posted on: 9 December 2015
  • By: admin

U.S. stock markets are essentially flat through mid-August and are being completely driven by the Technology, Healthcare and Financial sectors.  A very narrow subset of sectors and holdings are having substantial influence on the near-term performance, which is likely to continue.  We expect the near term volatility to persist, at least, until the September Federal Reserve meeting which should provide a clearer direction on short-term interest rates…..

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Q2 2015 Market & Investment Review

Q2 2015 Market & Investment Review

  • Posted on: 9 December 2015
  • By: admin

Hurry up and wait!  That seems to characterize 2015 so far.  We are now half way through the year, and the waiting continues:  Wait to see if the U.S. economy will accelerate.  Wait to see if Greece will remain in the Euro.  Wait to see if U.S. consumers will spend the gasoline savings.  Wait to see if the U.S. Federal Reserve will finally raise interest rates.  Wait to see if China can stabilize.  Wait to see if Europe’s growth is sustainable.  Wait to see. . . 

To view a video review of the report highlights by Adrian Larson, Pathlight Investors President, click the video below.

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Pathlight Insights - Greek Default

Pathlight Insights - Greek Default

  • Posted on: 9 December 2015
  • By: admin

Slower Growth?  Higher Rates?

After almost three years of staying out of the headlines, the focus again has turned to Greece and their potential debt default.  In fact this week, Greece closed banks and limited withdrawals from ATMs to only 60 Euro per day.

When you couple this with underwhelming economic growth and the potential for a Fed Rate hike, macroeconomic concerns are now driving markets, thus increasing volatility....
 

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Q1 2015 Market & Investment Review

Q1 2015 Market & Investment Review

  • Posted on: 9 December 2015
  • By: admin

The natural progression of seasons changing moves investors into spring with the hope of blossoming returns.  However, in looking back at what winter brought there were several real noteworthy items that are important to review.  I say real because these issues have true economic and investment implications, unlike prior media-hyped events such as ebola, missing airliners, and a Greece debt default.

To view a video review of the report highlights by M.J. Nodilo, Pathlight Investors President, click the video below.

To download a copy of the full report,  click here.

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