The latest insights from 1st Portfolio's advisors

  • When TINA meets Trump, are new market highs ahead?

    Since the presidential election last fall, the U.S. stock market has enjoyed a rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 20,000 for the first time ever and the S&P 500, NASDAQ Composite, and Russell 2000 also reached all-time highs in the first quarter. In what may only be described as a well-overdue rally, non-U.S. stocks […]

  • Our Fearless Forecast: Beware of fear and greed in 2017

    It’s January, which means it’s time for our annual Fearless Forecast. A year ago, we were asked where the stock market was headed over the coming year, how many times the Fed might raise interest rates, whether higher rates would be good or bad for the market, whether oil prices would collapse and what the […]

  • Get healthy, get wealthy!

    It’s January, which means it’s time to get going on your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like most people, you establish both personal and professional goals, taking time to write them down for future reference, and then forget about them in February. In talking with my clients about their resolutions and goals for the year, […]

  • The implications of a Trump presidency

    In what can only be described as a national polling disaster, Donald Trump pulled off a shocking upset Tuesday night to defeat Hillary Clinton. Trump will become the first president in decades to hold the Oval Office without any prior government experience.

  • Implications of the 2016 presidential election

    In just a matter of weeks, Americans will go to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th president of the United States. This election has been one of the most unusual presidential elections in decades. Hillary Clinton, who may make history as the first female president, and Donald Trump, have both polarized voters […]