One of our viewers sent us a question asking for our insight on how the party of the president can influence market performance. The market historically does well in the pre-presidential election year and the election year but what is the best political mix for market performance? The answer is in the video.
Today we are honored to have the Alabama State Treasurer, Young Boozer, in our studio for a special interview to discuss the programs that he oversees and how they affect investors and business owners in our state.
The top 31 banks passed the Fed’s stress test last week. We are beginning to see the banking system start to normalize. Combine this with the current low interest rates, and we have a very positive market outlook. More in the video.
Our process for creating investment strategies begins with each of us on the Portfolio Strategies Team conducting our own research and gathering data. Then, we meet and share our findings in bullet points, followed by healthy debate, and brainstorming. In this video I discuss some of the bullet points we are debating and researching now.
We all love going to the gas station and buying gas for less, but falling oil prices has a catch 22. It is good for the consumer but it can hurt the economy.
Since June of this year the price of oil has dropped about 38%, going from $100 per barrel to $66 per barrel. Investors should gravitate towards energy stocks of the larger companies that have these components to help them weather low cost environments.