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Tanya M. Card Joins Stern Brothers Asset Management as Director of Operations

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You Just Kissed Your Sister

The S&P 500 Index started the year at 2058.90 and by the end of March 10, 2015, we find ourselves at 2044.16, which is actually a little worse than breakeven. Didn’t we just reach new market highs as recent as last week? It is no fun “kissing your sister”. For those unfamiliar with that phrase, […]

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“Risk is good. Not properly managing your risk is a dangerous leap.”                                           – Evel Knievel, Motorcylist   Many market pundits and gurus believe the financial markets are at risk of a market correction (defined as a 10% decline […]

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The Truth Behind April Fools’ Day

The origin of April Fools’ Day is somewhat obscure, however, the most commonly cited theory dates back to 1582, the year France adopted the Gregorian Calendar which shifted the observance of New Year’s Day from the end of March (around the time of the vernal equinox) to the first of January. According to popular lore, […]

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Stern Brothers Asset Management Expands Team in Texas

January 7, 2014 Stern Brothers Asset Management Expands Team in Texas An independent, registered investment adviser (RIA) firm, Stern Brothers Asset Management, LLC announces the hiring of Michael W. Alexander, Wealth Advisor to the Houston, TX team. Michael Alexander will immediately start in his new role as a trusted and experienced investment advisor offering investment […]

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Calm In Midst of the Storm

It has been volatile since the beginning of May in the equity markets and the daily news stream from Europe has flamed concerns here in the U.S. and even instilled some mild panic. People are looking for stability, and some are worried that the wobbly world economies may spur another financial crisis like the one […]

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A Look At How Fed Intervention Has Impacted Markets

This is a great chart from Doug Short that examines the impact of Fed activity on markets: Of particular interest is the market anticipation before the start and the end of the Fed’s intervention.  As Mr. Short points out below, the announcements by the Fed gave some early indication of things to come. “If a […]

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