Category Archive: Economics & Financial Markets

Facing your Fear: Preventing Fear-Driven Investing with Long-Term Planning

JD Asset TV 2-2016

  John L. Diaz, CFP, the CEO of Premier Wealth Advisors, LLC, talks about the concerns he hears from his clients regarding the increased volatility in the market, and shares his strategies on allocating to both mitigate volatility and take advantage of possible upsides. February 18, 2016 06 mins 26 secs    

Market Volatility – Our Thoughts

I would begin by saying Happy New Year but, unfortunately, in the financial world this new year has been anything but happy. US equity indexes are off to their worst start in history, with the S&P 500 Index down more than 8% since the ball dropped in Times Square less than 3 weeks ago. Similar …

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Rising Interest Rates and the Fed “Taper Tantrum”

10 yr treasury chart JD

Volatility has returned to the financial markets with a vengeance! The fixed income (bond) market as well as the equity markets have experienced extreme price swings and declines these past few weeks; sparked by fear that we have entered a rising interest rate environment much sooner than many expected. Although it has been obvious to …

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Mark Martiak quoted in Reuters & Marketwatch

REUTERS U.S. Stocks – Wall Street Advances after Manufacturing Data (April 2, 2012) Click Here to Read More MarketWatch U.S. Stock Market’s Rise Leaves Many Behind (March 30, 2012) Click Here to Read More MarketWatch U.S. Stocks Extend Losing Stretch (March 22, 2012) Click Here to Read More