2016 Clear Harbor Flash
Wealth Flash: Education Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving
November 30, 2016
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Looking for a great gift this holiday season?
If you have family or friends with children, consider establishing or contributing to a 529 College Savings Plan. It's a great way to fund a future education and, let's face it, young children often enjoy the box and wrapping more than the gift.
At Clear Harbor, we are reminded that parents are grappling with the joy of raising children and concurrently contemplating efficient and effective college savings strategies. There are many strategies that parents and grandparents (or any charitable family member or friend) ought to consider as they allocate college savings investments.
Market Flash: U.S. Election
November 9, 2016
Equities responded to Donald Trump’s epic, late-night upset victory by diving to “limit down” levels at 2:00 AM. But by this morning’s open they had stabilized; they are now showing life as market participants discard months of assumptions about the transfer of power and seek new signals.
Market Flash: Brexit Bruises
June 24, 2016
Investors went into yesterday’s Brexit vote with surprising complacency. Risk assets rose in the days leading up to the vote on polls suggesting a solidification of “remain” sentiment, only to plunge overnight as the “leave” result became clear. While most Americans slept, crude oil plummeted as much as 5%; safety assets such as gold jumped 5%, with the yen rising and U.S. Treasury yields compressing significantly. U.S. equity markets opened markedly lower this morning.
Wealth Flash: Could You Benefit From a Flexible Lending Solution?
May 6, 2016
Through our affiliation with Pershing and BNY Mellon company (the parent company of Pershing), clients have access to several creative and cost-effective sources of credit. Whether you are contemplating the purchase of a primary or secondary home, wish to purchase a business or are faced with unexpected expenses, or tax obligations, BNY Mellon can offer cost effective lending solutions while providing you with a single point of contact through the entire financing process.
Market Flash: Market Moves
January 22, 2016
The first three weeks of the New Year have offered plenty for market participants to digest, with many concerns outlined in our Clear Harbor 2016 Outlook abruptly coming home to roost. U.S. and global economic data continues to underwhelm across multiple metrics, particularly manufacturing activity, inflation expectations, credit health, earnings, and investor and consumer confidence. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have reduced their global growth estimates accordingly.