In our quest to continually improve the quality of the investment advisory services that we bring to our clients New England Investment and Retirement Group recently has entered into a strategic alliance with DiMeo Schneider & Associates, Inc. (DSA). This alliance has enabled us to dramatically expand our research and analysis capabilities in addition to our already existing investment committee process. DSA is based in Chicago, IL and was founded in 1995. DSA currently has approximately 70 employees and provides a comprehensive research and due diligence team of 30 individuals which includes 22 CFA charter holders. This strategic relationship greatly enhances all aspects of New England Investment and Retirement Group’s investment resources in all areas of portfolio management. We are confident that our clients will be pleased with the increased services as well as commentary, informational videos and educational content from DSA’s staff that is posted to our website on a regular basis. This information will complement our suite of wealth management and investment advisory services. Our video library at New England Investment and Retirement Group maintains essential information related to economic trends and other important news related to the financial industry. Keep up to date with major financial topics and market information from the experts at NEIRG.
NEIRG French Election Update
New England Investment & Retirement Group, Inc. provides a brief recap of the French presidential election, key issues facing France and its relationship with the rest of Europe and potential implications to the market.
Quarterly Review 1Q17
Despite heightened political uncertainty around the world, global financial markets responded positively to signs of improving economic growth in the U.S., Japan and Europe. Against this backdrop, both equity and fixed income markets experienced positive returns.
New England Investment & Retirement Group Ready…Set…Hike on
The Federal Open Market Committee announced yesterday that they raised the federal funds rate by 0.25%. The Fed successfully managed expectations surrounding this hike as recent economic data continues to point to accelerating growth. Against this reflationary backdrop and Fed move, both the equity and bond markets have been rather complacent which may warrant a thoughtful, cautious approach going forward.
Quarterly Review 4Q16
Following a relatively quiet third quarter, the fourth quarter saw financial markets react to major events such as the U.S. Presidential election, global central bank actions, and other geopolitical news. Against this backdrop, fixed income struggled while equity returns were robust.
No Surprise: The Fed Raises Rates
As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee announced today that they raised the federal funds rate by 0.25%. It’s the first increase this year and just the second since June 2006. One of the main questions now becomes what are the path of rates in 2017 and beyond.
Quarterly Review 3Q16
The quarter saw a return to the ‘risk-on’ environment with markets and investors dismissing Brexit concerns and instead encouraged by continued easy global monetary policy and decent economic data. Against this backdrop, both fixed income and equity returns were robust.