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Happy Holidays

By David O'Malley | December 28, 2015

Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2016. We will be back with our regular Monday Morning O’Malley and Chart of the Week posts on January 4th.

Applying “the Force” to Investing

By Zhiwei Ren | December 24, 2015

The Force, for those not familiar with the Star Wars universe, is an intangible but magical power. A weapon or fighting move can become much more powerful when used in concert with the Force; a person gains superior strength and wisdom when it awakens. What is the equivalent in investing? Self-awareness and intuition.

FOMC the Hawks Awaken

By David O'Malley | December 21, 2015

The hawks on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) awakened last week from their decade-long slumber.

Record-Breaking Warm Weather Adds Volatility into Year End

By Jason Merrill | December 17, 2015

Warmer-than-average temperatures across the eastern half of the country are weighing heavily on energy-related commodities.

Fed Looks beyond Market Turbulence & Raises Rates 25 Basis Points

By Mark Heppenstall | December 16, 2015

The Federal Reserve increased the target federal funds rate today, ending exactly seven years of its zero interest rate policy.

Risk Markets Weaken in Advance of the Fed Meeting This Week

By David O'Malley | December 14, 2015

Continued weakness in commodities prices, especially oil, continues to weigh on the equity and credit markets in advance of the Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting this week.

A Paradigm Shift in Space Travel

By Justin Kaplan | December 10, 2015

With the new Star Wars movie set to release on December 18, it marks a good time to consider the investment potential that Space offers. If you have been paying attention to the news, you may have seen Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s space company) had a historic spaceflight, marking the first time a rocket flew into space and was able to land safely on the ground.

Markets Prepare For “Lift Off”

By David O'Malley | December 7, 2015

A relatively eventful market week was culminated with the November employment number, which exceeded expectations. The continued strength in the jobs market, and the equity market’s rally last Friday, indicates… Read More

Poor Fixed Income Liquidity Contributing to ETF Growth

By Penn Mutual Asset Management | December 3, 2015

The trading volume of the most popular fixed income Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) demonstrates a strong, increasing pattern. There are many traditional reasons for this increase in ETF popularity, but liquidity is emerging as one of the more important considerations contributing to this growth.



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