Category Archives: Aurum Wealth Management

Housing Selling Season

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 by

Housing is an important component of the U.S. economy. Monitoring this sector’s strength and growth trend has forecasting value. Housing prices are looking to continue increasing and driving the U.S. economy.

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Passive Investments and Active Decisions

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by

While the industry may call using index funds ‘passive,’ the investment process does not have to be.

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Aurum Second Quarter Commentary – 2017

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 by

Aurum Wealth Management summarizes the latest investment news including: The U.S. economy, European stocks look cheap and could be seeing a turn in earnings, Corporate credit spreads and REITs.

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On The Hiking Trail

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 by

During the previous business cycle, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates 17 times in increments of 0.25%, taking the Fed funds rate from 1.00% to 5.25%. The committee increased rates at each meeting over 24 months from June 2004 to July of 2006. While the Federal Reserve controls the Fed funds rate, it influences the bond market.

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Snowball Lessons

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by

I have a confession to make. Despite Warren Buffett being the most successful investor of all time, I never was really interested in him. He felt like the mega-band that everyone already knew about; like proclaiming U2 was your favorite band at the peak of Bono’s popularity.

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U.S. Economic Update

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by

Broadly speaking, the U.S. economy continues expanding nicely. When looking at leading economic data from the 50 states, 45 are in expansionary mode.

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Why Do We Love Round Numbers?

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 by

As the Dow approaches 20,000 points, we dig into why people care so much.

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The Starting Line for Reagan vs. Trump

Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016 by

Even presidents cannot stop business and market cycles. That is why the starting line is so important.

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Big Bad Bond Market

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 by

The post-election story for financial markets are not just stocks, its bonds.

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Post-Election Outlook

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by

Political values are important to individuals, but mixing politics with portfolio decisions is not profitable on a consistent and repeatable basis.

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