Sharing Holiday Cheer!

December 21, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Frye Happenings | by

Our Frye Financial Elves were busy this week…working to help sweeten the holiday for some boys and girls at the Camillus House.

LPL Outlook 2019 Just Published: “Fundamental: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets”

December 17, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Financial Insights, LPL Weekly Market Commentary | by

Per LPL Financial’s just-released LPL Outlook 2019, in this volatile market, keeping cool and focusing on fundamentals is key. “As investors, we have all acquired a certain amount of experience with everything the economy, markets, and news headlines may throw at us. So we know that market declines are normal. We know that we’ll eventually have a bear market. And we know the economy may slide into a recession before it can pick back up again. But there’s a big difference between knowing something and actually going through it. Actually feeling it. As we also know from experience, these declines don’t feel good. The good news is, there are a few strategies to help us navigate those potentially difficult environments.” To read the full report click here.

Five Takeaways From Current Volatility

December 10, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Financial Insights, LPL Weekly Market Commentary | by

According to LPL Research, “Last week was a tough week for stocks, with the S&P 500 Index down 4.5%, the worst performance since March. So what are some things investors should consider? To help answer that question, here are five takeaways on the near-term outlook for stocks. We continue to see the U.S-China trade dispute as the biggest headwind for stocks. Leading economic indicators are still pointing positive. Risk of a Fed policy mistake has eased. Oil has been a supply problem. Progress has been made toward putting in a bottom. LPL Chief Investment Strategist John Lynch explains, “While we continue to monitor the trends discussed here, we view the fundamentals supporting growth in the economy and corporate profits as still favorable.” To read more from John Lynch, click here.

The Passing of a President

December 3, 2018 | posted in: Blog | by

Fortunate to have had the pleasure of meeting this honorable, gracious American. R.I.P. President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Strong Week Ahead of a Big Weekend

According to LPL Research, “It was a great week for the stock market. The S&P 500 Index rallied 4.9% last week, leaving the index less than 6% from its record high, on September 20, 2018 (excluding today’s gains). Gains were driven by increasing optimism (now proven to be warranted) for progress on U.S.-China trade talks at the G20 summit over the weekend and a more dovish outlook from Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powel. This week we share our thoughts on these major market-moving events and reiterate our positive stock market outlook.” Key takeaways include: Last week’s stock market rally was driven by optimism (now clearly warranted) surrounding U.S.-China trade talks and a more dovish Fed. The events added to the positive fundamental case for stocks here, while stock valuations are quite reasonable. The technical picture is muddled, but big gains to start this week—should they hold—would help increase the odds of further gains from a technical analysis perspective. To read more from John Lynch Chief Investment Strategist, and Jeffrey Buchbinder, CFA Equity Strategist, LPL Financial, click here.

Birthday Smiles In Abundance!

November 30, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Frye Happenings | by

This week we were all smiles as we celebrated Catalina Arias’ birthday with this delicious cake!