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Markets: As the 4th quarter of 2015 draws to a close and 2016 begins, equity markets essentially stalled and performance has turned negative. Global fundamentals are being negatively influenced by the continued slowdown in China as well as the fall in basic materials. The Fed decided the time was right to begin raising short-term interest rates in December of 2015 and expectations are that they will continue to raise rates slowly during 2016 while other global central banks are expected to remain accommodative. In this quarter’s newsletter we review the 4th quarter’s performance and discuss our outlook for 2016.
Financial Planning: Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT)
Markets: As the 3rd quarter of 2015 draws to a close, market volatility is high, the global economy appears to be in flux, and equity returns year-to-date have turned negative. A slowdown in China, weakness in other emerging markets, a continued slump in commodity prices, and continued uncertainty over the timing of the Fed’s first interest rate hike all combined to cause severe turbulence in the global financial markets for the quarter. As long-term investors, we remain focused on what is truly meaningful for the longer-term. In this quarter’s newsletter we attempt to paint a clear picture of our thinking on the current environment and how it informs the way we continue to position portfolios to weather a number of scenarios that might unfold.
Financial Planning: Tax Planning
Welcome Justina Lai as Director of Impact Investing
We’re pleased to announce Justina Lai as the newest addition to Wetherby Asset Management
August 24, 2015 Market Commentary
Special Market Commentary (August 24, 2015)
July 10, 2015 Market Commentary
Greece: Updated Market Commentary (July 10, 2015)