Spectrum Management Blog

By Spectrum Management Group | June 12, 2017

Video: An Introduction to Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer investors the ability to diversify over an entire sector or market segment in a single investment. Find out how they are created and what they can do for your portfolio.

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Topics: Markets and Investing, Stocks, ETF

By Spectrum Management Group | May 16, 2017

It's Not Just the VIX - Low Volatility is Everywhere


The current slump in expectations of market volatility is not just a stock market phenomenon -- it is the lowest it's been for years across fixed income, currency and commodity markets around the world.

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Topics: Markets and Investing, Stocks, Economy

By Spectrum Management Group | May 11, 2017

Why Stocks aren't Going Anywhere Lately

In the past week, the Federal Reserve expressed confidence in America's economy, the U.S. unemployment rate hit a 10-year low,a nd the presidential election in France showed that the tide of anti-European Union populism may be ebbing.   You'd think these events would lift the stock market. But they haven't.

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Topics: Stocks, Economy

By Spectrum Management Group | February 2, 2017

Here is the Letter the World's Largest Investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Just Sent to CEOs Everywhere

Larry Fink, the chief executive at BlackRock, which with $5.1 trillion is the world's biggest investor, just sent his annual letter to chief executives at S&P 500 companies and large European corporations.

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.

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Topics: Retirement, Stocks, Economy, Wealth Management

By Leslie D. Thompson | January 5, 2017

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Energy Stocks?

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Topics: Stocks

By Spectrum Management Group | November 10, 2016

The Pros of Investing in the Technology Sector

In today's post, our own Leslie Thompson shares  some predictions of the rise in technology stocks in the coming years.  With the fast-growing technology industry, investors look to find profits in the financial sector.

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Topics: Stocks

By Spectrum Management Group | September 22, 2016

Five Investment Themes To Consider For The Remainder Of 2016

Today's article is a discussion of some investment portfolio management tips to consider for the remainder of 2016. The changes in certain areas of the market, such as market capitalizations, sectors, fixed-income and geographies have been observed, and investors should consider these areas as asset allocation is reviewed. 

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Topics: Stocks

By Spectrum Management Group | August 25, 2016

Stocks Are Hot Again. But Are They Too Hot?


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Topics: Stocks

By Spectrum Management Group | August 9, 2016

Here's Why Stock Investors Should Be Excited by the Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics have started, and while it's an exciting time for athletes and their supporters, it's also a great time to be a stock market investor. Keep reading for interesting information about the effect of the Olympics on the stock market, with stats to back it up. 

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Topics: Markets and Investing, Stocks

By Spectrum Management Group | July 5, 2016

How to Optimize Taxable Portfolios in Bear Markets

We've uncovered an interesting article that discusses the hidden benefits of a decline in the stock market. Traditionally, a stock market drop is considered at best unpleasant, but savvy financial advisors can use these downturns for their clients to upgrade their taxable portfolios. 

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Topics: Market Outlook, Stocks, Wealth Management