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Market Action Update: Don’t Panic

By | 2/3/20 11:05 AM John Hakopian, President
| 2/3/20 11:05 AM

In 2001, the British rock band Coldplay released a single titled “Don’t Panic.” The track opens with an acoustic melody and the lead singer, Chris Martin, singing in his characteristic falsetto voice the decidedly dystopian lyrics:

Bones sinking like stones All that we've fought for Homes, places we've grown All of us are done for

The stock market seems to be reflecting a similar dystopian sentiment in reaction to news of the spreading..

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Terra Incognita

By | 1/14/20 10:49 AM John Hakopian, President
| 1/14/20 10:49 AM

As we turn the page on the calendar and embark on a new year, the outlook for the investment markets seems abundantly clear. The economic expansion, while on shaky ground at various points in time last year, now appears to be solidly on track. Growth is stabilizing, and we’re seeing a firming in the previously weak manufacturing sector. Fears of recession have dissipated. Virtually everyone is bullish on U.S. stocks. However, no one expects a..

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Santorini Switchbacks

Santorini: the most famous of the Greek islands, with its crescent-shaped caldera, high cliffs draped by picturesque whitewashed villages, and stunning views of the volcanic islands and the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, can quite confidently lay claim to being one of the most beautiful places in the world. There’s really only one way to get there: by boat (or cruise ship). And once you arrive at the ferry port, to get to the top ridge of..

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