Posts Tagged: S&P 500

Fourth Quarter 2019 Insight

Investing can sometimes feel like driving through winter road conditions. Markets can present dangers equivalent to black ice — slippery and hard to detect. Read why hazardous economic conditions may induce a business-led downturn. more >

Second Quarter 2019 Insight–Part II

The Fed is running out of room to lower interest rates, and the U.S. Treasury may be maxing out the country’s national debt capacity. Understand how the markets react as we approach the limits of monetary and fiscal policy in Part II of our quarterly Insight. more >

Second Quarter 2019 Insight-Part I

Our economic foundation requires the right mix of financial liquidity and debt capacity to build a sturdy capital base and strong financial markets. In Part 1 of our three-part Second Quarter Insight, we expand on the mounting challenges facing the U.S. economy and markets. more >

First Quarter 2019 Insight

When it comes to stitching the seam between the financial markets and the real economy, our federal government appears to be running out of thread. Read how government fiscal and monetary policies impact asset valuations and economic growth. more >

Fourth Quarter 2018 Insight

As you strive to reach your financial goals, you need to be prepared for bumps along the way so you don’t get derailed. Learn how risky IPOs and disappointing corporate earnings signal a prolonged downturn and why we see a return to active portfolio management to achieve better performance. more >

Third Quarter 2018 Insight

Like the advances made by scientists to understand natural disasters, Aspiriant has developed a robust early warning system to anticipate market cycles and prepare investors for volatility. Find out why we believe we're approaching a period of lower market returns. more >

Second Quarter 2018 Insight

Resisting the allure of popular assets and maintaining discipline while investing can be challenging. But all too often, instant popularity ends in prolonged desolation. Learn why at times like these, when stock prices become increasingly irrational, investors must remain steadfast and vigilant. more >

First Quarter 2018 Insight

Our Investment Strategy & Research team continues its comparison of investing to gambling, both of which combine chance with skill. Learn how to recognize when you have “limited outs” and minimize risk-taking in your portfolio before you “draw dead.” more >

Fourth Quarter 2017 Insight

It may seem like investing is akin to gambling. Although luck certainly plays a role when it comes to investing, we believe skill determines long-term performance. Learn how we interpret what the market “tells” us and what it might mean for investing. more >

Third Quarter 2017 Insight

The U.S. stock market continued to fly high in the third quarter. However, similar to 1999, the current market value of the S&P 500 appears to have far outpaced its fair value. As a result, we believe U.S. equities have become less attractive and are priced to generate low returns going forward. more >