Talking Turkey

The global headlines were dominated over the weekend by news of a coup attempt by the military in Turkey. Although the coup ultimately failed, the repercussions and fallout effects in what is the 18th largest economy in the world as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) are likely to be felt within the country for some time going forward. As a result, it is worthwhile to determine exactly where investment exposures to Turkey might exist in your portfolio, if at all.

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U.S. Stocks: All Better Now?

After having drifted lower since the beginning of the month, the U.S. stock market as measured by the S&P 500 Index suddenly exploded higher on Tuesday. And the key index tacked on a few additional points on Wednesday. In the process, the S&P 500 not only broke decisively above its recent downward trading channel but also nearly set a new all-time intraday high. Such a decisive reversal might understandably lead one to conclude that all is once again right with the U.S. stock market. But one does not have to look far under the surface to find evidence to the contrary.

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Ukraine In Crisis: Why It Matters To You

ImageReports of social unrest and political crisis in the Ukraine has filled global headlines in recent days. But for many investors, this news is likely an afterthought when thinking about their investment portfolios. After all, the only thing that seems to matter to most investors today is the stock market, and only the most specialized are likely to have any exposure to names found on Ukraine’s PFTS Stock Exchage such as Ukrnafta, Motor Sich or Centernergo. But for the many yield starved investors that have found themselves in recent years venturing into unfamiliar territory across capital markets in the desperate pursuit of income, they may have far more direct exposure to the crisis in the Ukraine then they may realize.

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Stocks & QE: All Things Must Pass

Slide1The shutdown and debt ceiling debacle in Washington is finally over. And despite all of the talk about the tensions in financial markets over the political wrangling these last few weeks, the stock market was largely unmoved through it all. In fact, it emerges in the aftermath a mere hairsbreadth away from fresh all-time highs. The performance and resilience of the stock market these last few years has been undoubtedly remarkable, and perhaps it will persist into the future. But before jumping on board for the next potential rally higher, it is prudent to consider after so much time exactly what has been driving the stock market to this point and how much longer it is likely to continue. For the one thing we know for certain is that eventually all things must pass including the current bull market in stocks. And one certainly does not wish to be caught unaware when the love is up and the stock market has left us with no warning.

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This post is for information purposes only. There are risks involved with investing including loss of principal. Gerring Wealth Management (GWM) makes no explicit or implicit guarantee with respect to performance or the outcome of any investment or projections made by GWM. There is no guarantee that the goals of the strategies discussed by GWM will be met.