Thought Leadership

Year in Review: A Note from Robert Kleinschmidt

By Robert Kleinschmidt

The year drawing to a close has been a remarkable one, and not just because of the stellar performance put in by the market. Economic, and, more strikingly, political, developments which one might have thought would have had profound negative influence on the market seemed not to have mattered to equity investors.  At the same …

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This Is Why You Hire Us: The ABCs of Wealth Management

This Is Why You Hire Us: The ABCs of Wealth Management

By Robert Kleinschmidt

A. Keep Calm and Carry On The tumult in global equity markets has been so sudden and so violent that it has left many observers breathless.  “What in the world,” many investors want to know, “is going on?” The answer?  No one really knows.  This admission is not a bad thing.  Among other salutary characteristics, …

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The 0.1% Solution

The 0.1% Solution

By Robert Kleinschmidt

Conan Doyle fans will recognize the reference to the eminent denizen of 221B Baker Street in the title of this note, but it isn’t for the benefit of Dr. Watson that we are penning this brief. Rather, it is for Dr. Yellen. Economic stimulation in the form of low rates has been the focal point …

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Letter to the Clients

By Robert Kleinschmidt

Dear Clients, Now that the elections are mercifully behind us, the markets should be able to focus on fundamentals, which are, as of this writing, neither terribly positive nor terribly negative. Over the next 12 months, we would expect, so long as U.S. growth continues, that interest rates will rise gradually at first, but then, …

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

By Robert Kleinschmidt

“If it bleeds it leads” the old saying goes, and indeed, roiled equity markets have been front page news every day for about a week now, butting their way into the final days of summer vacations everywhere. Memories of the 2008/2009 crisis, the 2000 dot com bubble burst and even the 1997 Asian Contagion are …

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