Sometimes the Pundits Get It Wrong

  • June 6, 2016

In fact, many predictions about Wall Street have misread the market’s direction. Trying to determine how Wall Street will behave next week, next month, or next year is difficult. Some feel it is impossible. To predict the near-term direction of…

Interest Rates: A Little Perspective

  • May 17, 2016

By Gabe Thornhill, Financial Advisor, MPM Wealth Advisors  It doesn’t seem possible, but interest rates have been falling for almost 35 years.  In the fall of 1981, the 10 year U.S. Treasury bond peaked at a yield of roughly 15%.  Since that…

Volatility Is Not Risk

  • April 6, 2016

The two should not be confused. What is risk? To the conservative investor, risk is a negative. To the opportunistic investor, risk is a factor to tolerate and accept. Whatever the perception of risk, it should not be confused with…