7/29/14 – Honey

Why do some of us refer to our partners (usually not a business partner) as "honey?" Similar terms of endearment include “dear,” “darling,” “sugar,” “babe,” “love,” “precious,” “sweetie,” “cutie,” “hey,” and “hey you.” I've been called "dear" in my past by an old librarian, but for the most part it's been “hey,” “hey you,” and [...]

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Q2 2014 Newsletter

July 15, 2014 Dear Client: Our confidence in the economy helped us hold our investments through market volatility. Markets were highly correlated, i.e. moved in the same direction.  Global equities posted similar returns: S&P 500[1] +4.7%, the tech-heavy NASDAQ[2] +4.9%, and international equities +3.0%.  Individual sectors were a different story: energy posted 12% gains, utilities [...]

By | 2014-07-21T14:08:56+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Bennington Blog|0 Comments

Q1 2014 Newsletter

April 10, 2014 Dear Client: Harsh atmospheric conditions and international events didn’t shake our belief the economy was strong.  Thus, we chose to hold our portfolio allocations and ride through the first quarter volatility. Markets held strong despite Mother Nature, the Fed’s taper and an unfriendly international climate.  Global stocks generally experienced 5% declines in [...]

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