First-hand examples of communications we send directly to clients sharing our pulse on the markets.
Q-1 2019 Market Results What a difference a quarter makes. The first quarter of 2019 was an almost complete reversal of what we saw in the fourth quarter of 2018. The U.S. S&P 500 index was up +13.65%. The international market index was up +9.98% and emerging markets were up +9.93%. Global ex-U.S. fared slightly
Annual Charitable Contribution As we have done for many years, Barron Financial Group made a contribution to the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation in lieu of sending Holiday gifts to clients. As in previous years, we pledged $25 per client household for a total contribution of $2,375. For privacy purposes, client names will not be disclosed.
The markets have been on a downward swing since early October. I’ve received several calls and emails asking my opinion of what is happening. The following is my attempt at a summary of the current conditions and what I’m thinking for the future. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions or
Q3-2018 Market Results In the third quarter of 2018 the U.S., as represented by the S&P 500 index, had another impressive showing of +7.71%. This builds on generally decent Q1 and Q2 returns for a YTD return of 10.56%. Global ex-U.S. investments didn’t fare as well at +0.70% for the quarter and -3.09% for the
2018 Vacation As we do each year, we want to advise all Portfolio Management clients about our upcoming vacation plans. This is a special year for Sandra and me as we celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and have planned our vacation for two weeks instead of our normal one week. We will be out of