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LRIA 2nd Quarter Market Commentary

By Matt Hargreaves / July 21, 2016 / Comments Off on LRIA 2nd Quarter Market Commentary

2nd Quarter 2016 Commentary Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors “Brexit” briefly caused stock prices to tumble, but U.S. stocks quickly recovered and posted positive returns for the quarter. There has been a broad trading range for the last and half in the S&P 500. It finished at the top end of the range but did not…

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By Ben Rickey / June 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Brexit

Last week the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU), leading to Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation and swift reactions in the financial markets. As a result of the political uncertainty, stocks, bonds and currencies reacted strongly. Financial markets had priced in the UK staying in the EU, so the vote took investors…

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4th Quarter 2015 Commentary

By Matt Hargreaves / January 15, 2016 / Comments Off on 4th Quarter 2015 Commentary

Market Summary 2015 was a difficult year for investors as many of the major asset classes finished down or flat for the year. The trends over the last few years continued in the fourth quarter, including U.S. stocks outperforming most other world markets, declining prices from oil and other commodities, a strengthening U.S. dollar and…

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Current Conditions

By Matt Hargreaves / September 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Current Conditions

Not since the precarious days of 2007 has the market gone so long without corrections of 5%, 10%, and 20%. Is the streak about to end? Geopolitical speculation is running rampant (think Middle East, Ukraine, Scotland, etc.) and September-October has a bad reputation. A dozen of the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 20 biggest one-day drops…

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