What is an ETF?
May 16, 2017 -
ETFs have been available as an investment product for nearly 25 years in the United States, but have only recently become extremely popular.
What is an Index Fund?
May 9, 2017 -
As index funds have grown in popularity, we would like to briefly explain what index funds are and why they may be appropriate to include within your portfolio.
Sell in May and Go Away?
Apr 21, 2017 -
There is an old investment axiom you may have heard: "Sell in May and go away!" This saying is about selling all of your stocks in the beginning of May and then buying back in at the start of November.
Our Perspective: 2nd Quarter Newsletter
Apr 14, 2017 -
Matthew Savery, Chief Investment Officer, presents his review of the first quarter of 2017.
Fed Increases Short-Term Rates
Mar 16, 2017 -
As expected, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark short-term interest rate by 0.25% to a range between 0.75% and 1%
Eight Years Ago
Mar 13, 2017 -
Not many people expected a rebound in the stock market back in early March of 2009. The truth was that investors were scared out of their minds. After all, this had been the second significant bear market within the same decade and even worse than the first.
3 Investing Mistakes to Avoid (Mistake #3)
Mar 3, 2017 -
Today we discuss the third and final investing mistake. Mistake #3: Trying to Hit the Home Run Hitting a major league home run is exciting, but extremely difficult to do.
3 Investing Mistakes to Avoid (Mistake #2)
Feb 27, 2017 -
You will find "Past performance is not indicative of future performance" written on almost all investment literature. Even so, investors and advisors alike disregard this advice and primarily use past performance to make investment decisions. The problem with this strategy is that strong past performance does not persist into the future.
3 Investing Mistakes to Avoid (Mistake #1)
Feb 24, 2017 -
Investing mistakes happen. Even the most experienced professionals get it wrong sometimes. Individual investors get it wrong even more. The key for investors is that rather than trying to be right all the time, they can improve their investment experience by reducing their chances of being wrong.
Matthew Savery discusses Stock Market at All-Time High
Feb 13, 2017 -
M. Griffith's own Matthew Savery, Chief Investment Officer, gives a review of how our stock market is currently at an all time high
Feb 8, 2017 -
Many investors know that they should be diversified, but they do not understand what that really means. Lack of diversification can leave investors with more risk than they should bear, or not enough risk to effectively maximize their investment returns.
Dow Hits 20,000 For First Time Ever
Jan 25, 2017 -
Dow 20,000 is finally here. After weeks of close calls, the Dow made history on Wednesday by blowing past the 20,000 level for the first time ever.
Should I Contribute to a 401(k) or a Roth IRA
Jan 23, 2017 -
One of the more popular retirement questions is "where should I save for retirement?" Specifically, should I use a 401(k) or a Roth IRA? These are great questions and today we want to help you with the answer.
Our Perspective: 1st Quarter Newsletter
Jan 17, 2017 -
2016 was a year that can be described as a tale of two halves. While it seems so long ago, the beginning of 2016 started with the worst first six weeks in stock market history.
A Time to Invest
Jan 5, 2017 -
The New Year is upon us and is a time when many people like to invest. Well, now is a great time to invest.
The Santa Claus Rally
Dec 21, 2016 -
A strange thing happens in the markets during the winter holidays. For whatever reason, stocks have tended to rally in the trading days between Christmas and New Year's – a phenomenon now called "the Santa Claus Rally."
Federal Reserve Increase
Dec 14, 2016 -
The big news of today was that the Federal Reserve increased the federal funds rate by 0.25%. Many investors are worried that increasing interest rates will hurt economic growth or derail the current uptrend in the stock market. Our thought is that we are still a long way away from higher interest rates hurting the economy.
Dec 7, 2016 -
The close of each year brings with it the holidays as well as the bombardment of predictions about what the future may hold for investors.
5 Tasks You Should Consider Before The End of 2016
Dec 1, 2016 -
As 2016 comes to a close, our schedules tend to become overwhelmed by holiday tasks and year end projects. In the midst of these months, it may be easy to overlook some of the tasks you should think about before the end of the year.
Nov 14, 2016 -
While the presidential election is now over, many investors may still wonder how a leadership change in Washington will affect their portfolios.