Author: Madison

The statement “all investments have risk” seems straightforward.  All investors seem to understand this.  But what exactly is risk? For you, risk might mean the loss of money invested due to market fluctuations.  And if this is what you worry about, then what is the right...

Two institutions with the biggest influence on the stock markets in the past year, the Federal Reserve and U.S. Congress, both reversed policy course from the third quarter, but with the same positive result – U.S. stocks finished the quarter by setting another all-time high,...

Jason Hsu, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of Research Affiliates, LLC “This year was most unkind to diversification.  The free lunch was nothing short of bitter.  Excluding equities, most asset classes had near zero to negative returns for the year.  Does 2013 tell us that...

Charles Royce, President, The Royce Funds ~      “When you listen to what Ben Bernanke actually said back in June, I think the news was entirely positive.  Many of us have been waiting for the economy and the markets to return to more historically normal conditions for...