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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

“U.S. Stocks Close at Records” was the headline of a front-page article in a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal. As a result of strong recent results, the S&P 500 Index, a widely-followed index that tracks the...

 

Monday, October 8, 2018

In recent communications we’ve covered the relative weakness in international stocks thus far in 2018. According to data from Ycharts, through September 30, the MSCI All-Country World ex USA Index, a popular barometer of...

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Kathmere Capital Management is proud to announce its plans to open an office in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Lengel, currently serving the firm as Investment Coordinator in the King of Prussia PA office, will transition into the role of...

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Have you ever had a restaurant that you could say “I’ll take my usual” and they brought exactly what you wanted? Or called a friend (before caller ID) and just from the sound of your voice they knew who it was?...

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sounds like a trick question, doesn’t it? What if I told you that I’m talking about investment returns? So, how can a 6% return be greater than a 9% return? I promise I’m not tricking you or talking about some...

 

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Monday, September 10, 2018

It may sound obvious, but shouldn’t we always expect to receive advice that is in our best interest? Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes it is obvious to us when someone is selling us on something versus...

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The shape of the yield curve—a graphical plot of the interest rate offered by U.S. Treasury bonds of various maturities—has been getting a lot of attention in recent months. Specifically, many commentators have been...

 

Monday, August 27, 2018

One of the most dangerous and consequently costly illusions in investing is the great company = great stock investment fallacy. We were reminded of this point recently when we witnessed the market’s reaction to a certain well...

 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Do you feel it’s safe to say that the world is changing pretty rapidly? That information flows quickly? That new discoveries are made constantly? Hopefully we are in agreement here. Then my next question is, how often should our...

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

At Kathmere Capital Management, our clients benefit from our team approach to wealth management, as each member of our team brings specialized skills across various disciplines. Clients benefit from the depth of their experience,...

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The economic expansion which officially began in July 2009 is entering into its 10th year. Based on data from the National Bureau of Economic Analysis (NBER), the current expansion is now the second longest expansion on record,...

 

Monday, July 23, 2018

"We believe clients are best served when advisory teams do more than just manage their investments." Every year we see more and more evidence showing how important it is for us to take a holistic view of our clients’ financial...

 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Interest rates across the U.S. Treasury yield curve have generally trended upwards over the last year and a half since touching cyclical lows during the summer of 2016. A cursory glance at the chart presented nearby, which depicts the...

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Imagine walking out to the first tee on a beautiful spring day. You can smell the freshly cut grass, hear the symphony of birds chirping, and feel a calm breeze on your face. There’s nothing like spending your day in the outdoors...

 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Kathmere Capital Management, a wealth management firm that helps entrepreneurs, executives, and high-net-worth families bring clarity and confidence to all aspects of their financial life, is proud to announce that Director of Private...

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Long-term interest rates have been steadily increasing for much of the last six plus months as the global economic expansion has progressed and signs of building inflation pressures have begun to surface. The yield on the 10-year U.S....

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A quick glance at financial news lately will undoubtedly alert a reader that the stock market has indeed become more volatile lately. While there are countless ways to measure stock market volatility, one relatively simple method is to...

 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Lost amid the deluge of negative headlines about tariffs, trade wars, Syria, Russia, interest rates, technology regulation and so on has been the impressive health of the corporate sector. Earnings season, where companies report their...

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Geoffrey Forcino named one of the Top Retirement Plan Advisors Under 40 for the Second Year in a Row. Geoffrey Forcino Named to NAPA’s 2018 Class of “Young Guns”, the Top Retirement Plan Advisors Under 40 (click to...

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The rise of the internet over the last 15-20 years has been spectacular. It’s re-shaped the way we do business, communicate with friends and family, and how we manage our financial affairs. This digital revolution is a benefit to...

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Market volatility ratcheted up again recently on growing fears about the prospects of a global trade war. Last week, U.S. stocks posted their worst week in two and a half years in part on the news of the Trump administration’s...

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Yahoo Finance! - KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 1, 2018 -- Kathmere Capital Management has taken another step in revolutionizing their client wealth experience by aligning with several powerhouse brands in the financial services industry....

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

The return of volatility to U.S. stock markets over the past few weeks and the media’s extensive coverage of it has understandably raised some concerns among investors of all stripes. In this commentary, I offer three brief...

 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Forecasting interest rates is an investment pastime nearly as ubiquitous and popular as trying to guess “what’s next” for stocks. In contrast to what we with market pundits and their stock market outlooks, when it...

 

Friday, January 26, 2018

For formatted, printable PDF, please click here. As we covered in recent our 2017 Market Review commentary global socks delivered historically strong returns with U.S. stocks finishing the year up more than 21% and non-U.S. markets...

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2017 Market Review At the beginning of 2017, a common view among money managers and analysts was that the financial markets would not repeat their strong returns from 2016. Many cited the uncertain global economy, political turmoil in...

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

In today’s environment, we all try to find quick, on-demand answers and advice to our questions. We ask Siri, Alexa, or Google just about everything. I recently read that the top four “how to" searches on Google were: (1)...

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The US stock market has delivered an average annual return of around 10% since 1926, as measured by the S&P 500 Index. However, as it went in the parable about the 6-foot tall person drowning in a river that was only 5-feet deep on...

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Global Capital Markets Global stock returns were positive once again in October; global bonds, and commodities bounced back to post modest gains while real estate remained lagged in October. Global stocks remain the top performer over...

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We recently passed the 10-year anniversary of when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what ultimately was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the depths of the global...

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

To view formatted PDF, click here. Global Capital Markets Global stock returns were positive once again in September; however global bonds, real estate and commodities posted modestly negative returns. Global stocks remain the top...

 

Friday, September 1, 2017

To view formatted PDF, click here. Global Capital Markets Global capital markets returns were generally positive once again in August as global stocks, bonds and commodities posted modestly positive returns with global bonds standing...

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Global Capital Markets Global capital market returns were mixed in July as global stocks and real estate posted modestly positive returns while returns on commodities and bonds were slightly negative once more. Over the last three...

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

One in Six. One in six students throughout the U.S. do not reach the baseline of proficiency in financial literacy.[1] Think about that? These students eventually become the next generation of citizens and workers in our great country....

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Global Capital Markets Global capital market returns were mixed in June as global stocks and real estate posted modestly positive returns while returns on commodities and bonds were slightly negative. For the third quarter, global...

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pascal and Type I and Type II Errors I have a habit of skimming through books I’ve previously read and re-reading the passages that I highlighted or otherwise annotated. I was recently flipping...

 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Global Capital Markets Global capital markets returns were generally positive once again in May as global stocks, bonds and real estate posted modestly positive returns while commodity returns were...

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Click here or see attachment for printable PDF. In a recent article Don Boudreaux, an economics professor at George Mason University, argued that, contrary to what seems to be the conventional wisdom of the day, Americans’...

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kathmere Capital Management is proud to announce that Kevin McDermott has joined the firm as a partner and the Director of Advanced Markets.. Kevin has a lengthy history of working with the current team at Kathmere Capital.. Kevin...

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Global capital markets were mostly positive in April as global stocks, bonds and real estate posted modestly positive returns while commodity returns were slightly negative. Over the last three months and one...

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Geoffrey Forcino Named to NAPA’s 2017 Class of “Young Guns”, the Top Retirement Plan Advisors Under 40 (click to view PDF) The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) is pleased to acknowledge Geoffrey Forcino...

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

US stocks, as measured by the popular Dow Jones Industrial Average (“the Dow”), closed down 21 points (-0.12%) on February 28, in the process snapping the index’s 12-day winning streak which had been the longest for...

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

From the team at Kathmere Capital Management, it’s our pleasure to introduce the first edition of Kathmere Kares. This will be a quarterly segment where one of our team member’s share stories and spread the word about an...

 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

To view a printable PDF version, please click here: https://bit.ly/KCM-2017-01 2016 recap Humor us for a few moments and entertain this admittedly odd hypothetical scenario. Take yourself back to New Year’s Eve of last year as...

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

To view a printable PDF version, please click here: https://bit.ly/KCM-2016-12 December Monthly Market Update Yet again, investors in aggregate (ourselves included) were surprised by global events and the financial markets in November....

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Market Performance Overview Recently, we’ve received a few questions from clients questioning the merits of international diversification. It’s easy to understand why investors are inclined to doubt the benefits of...

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Stocks Drop on Trump’s Startling Victory reads the headline on the online version of the Wall Street Journal this morning. As the headline suggests, financial markets around the world appear to be a bit unsettled in the wake of...

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In light of today’s election, we thought you’d enjoy the commentary attached below from our partners at Dimensional Fund Advisors. As always, please give us a call or send us an email with any questions you have of if...

 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Market Performance Overview Monthly Commentary In last month’s edition, we wrote about how U.S. stock market volatility took a bit of a summer vacation. Like all vacations, this one too came to an end. While September started our...

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

While the occurrence of all three major U.S. stock market indexes—S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrials Average, and Nasdaq Composite Average—recording new all-time highs on the same day on August....

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Executive summary In a widely anticipated referendum held on June 23, the majority of voters voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The result surprised most market participants and sent major global stock markets...

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

It is with great excitement that we announce the formation of Kathmere Capital Management.