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Traverse Partners exists to serve its clients and help people understand many facets in a complex financial world. How these events, laws, strategies, trends, and structures co-exist can be confusing and intimidating. This blog is designed to be a filter - to break down difficult topics into simple, understandable pieces. Whether its timely market explanations or a crucial piece of financial planning information, we believe education is critical to making well-informed decisions - especially given how important this information is.

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

There was a lot of hype leading up to this midterm election. The general consensus was that the result would be a good barometer for measuring Trump's success midway through his term. The entire House was up for election and several...

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

For the past several days, we have seen the stock and bond markets fluctuate wildly on fears that Turkey would spur a much larger debt contagion. At the same time, Turkey's currency, the lira, depreciated violently. Finally, the US...

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

I have had countless conversations about our trading strategies. The most often asked question is, "how do you know when to sell?" The answer isn't so simple. It depends on why you bought the position. I want to take you through a...

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The tone of this presidency is very different than many previous ones. Trump believes that the US drives a tremendous amount of value and that some of the recipients of that value are not paying enough. Global trade is highly complex...

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Fed's Powell announced yesterday that the rate range was increased for the second time this year. Remember, the Fed's dual mandate focuses on full employment and stable interest rates/prices. The fact that the Fed is raising rates...

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

I will try and be as apolitical as possible in this post. So far, we have seen markets react wildly to preliminary press releases. Then, reverse course drastically within moments as the complete story is understood. Is this...

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

So, the vote has been drawn and the Brits want out. What does this mean? For starters, the European Union (EU) is now weaker and going to have to scramble to stabilize their currency. Longer-term, this may be the straw that, eventually...

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Most of you know that I am cautious with the stock market at peak pricing. Opportunities become scarce and the difference between winning and losing is razor thin. Two things have caught my attention and yesterday was the tipping point...

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Correction that Didn’t Happen We began this year with the same fear that we experienced 12 months prior. January 2016, the markets froze and dropped in reaction to the Fed raising rates for the first time in almost a decade....