2014 – 4th Quarter Newletter

As the year drew to a close, a handful of big-picture issues dominated the investment landscape: the plunging price of oil, positive economic indicators in the United States relative to most of the globe, and the ongoing influence of central … Continue reading

2014 – 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Global stock markets generally fell in the third quarter. In the United States, larger-company stocks dominated, with the S&P 500 gaining 1.1% while smaller-company stocks were down 7.4%. Year to date, large-cap stocks have gained 8.2% versus a decline of … Continue reading

Fautores 2nd Quarter 2014 Newsletter!

Asset classes across the board rose in the second quarter despite lackluster global economic growth, an uncertain outlook for global monetary policy, and geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Iraq. This reinforces that markets and the economy are not one and … Continue reading

ENOUGH! The Future of Children

Have you had enough? Have you had enough of the minds of kids being systematically polluted so their “financial futures” are basically D.O.A by the age of 7? For better or worse, financial attitudes and habits start early. How early? … Continue reading

Fautores 1st Quarter – 2014 Newsletter

Global markets experienced an up and down quarter but ended mostly positive despite developments such as Russia’s annexation of Crimea, further evidence that China’s growth is slowing amidst government efforts to manage a potential credit bubble, the changeover in Federal … Continue reading

Are you Risking More Than You Can Afford to Lose?

There’s another new word to concern ourselves with. Fracking, short for hydrofracking has tap water bursting into flames, basements exploding and walls shaking from tremors. This has brought to the forefront questions about the kinds of impact hydrofracking may have … Continue reading

Fautores 4th Quarter (2013) Newsletter

We find ourselves with a more sanguine big-picture view, at least over the nearer-term, than we have had in some time. U.S. and global economic fundamentals gradually improved over the past year across a number of dimensions, and seem poised … Continue reading

Fautores 3rd Quarter Newsletter

The quarter ended with a surprising turn as the Federal Reserve’s much-anticipated shift toward tapering its monthly bond buying failed to materialize at its September meeting. Shortly thereafter, monetary policy was upstaged by fiscal policy as Congress clashed over the … Continue reading