How Gold, Bitcoin and Market Breadth Impact Diversified Portfolios

The stock market rally should pause as investors weigh the timing of the first Fed rate cut this cycle. So far this year, the S&P 500 has achieved 16 new all-time highs amid steady economic growth, improving inflation, and the ongoing rally in tech stocks. Many other asset classes have also contributed to portfolio gains […]

Market Update: 2024 Outlook

In 2023, the majority of predictions missed the mark as most anticipated a recession at the start of the year. Highly paid strategists, once again, found themselves off course. Moving toward the end of the year, a shift occurred among these prognosticators towards more optimistic projections. Market mavens now believe that the Fed has orchestrated […]

What a Goldilocks Jobs Report Means for the Fed and Investors

There’s a common saying among investors that markets take the stairs up and the elevator down. This is because the long-term trends that drive markets higher tend to be slow moving and compound over time, whereas the events that create short-term panic tend to be sudden and unexpected. At the same time, history shows that […]

Dover Advisors Expands with New Office and Leadership in Atlanta, GA

Bruce Faurot joins Dover Advisors from Janney Montgomery Scott, leading Dover’s new office RICHMOND, VA, October 3, 2023 – Dover Advisors today announced its expansion of a new office in Atlanta, GA. The office will be led by Bruce Faurot, who is joining Dover as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. With over 35 years of […]

7 Market and Economic Insights for the Second Half of 2023

Major stock market indices made significant gains in the first half of the year due to improving inflation, slowing Fed rate hikes, the absence of a recession, a more stable banking sector, and a strong rally in tech stocks. The S&P 500 has climbed 16.9% with reinvested dividends this year, while the Nasdaq and Dow […]

5 Insights for Navigating Banking Crises in Q2 and Beyond

In times of market uncertainty, investors often turn to sayings such as “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” and “history never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” When it comes to the day-today headlines, both quotes are relevant given the long history of banking crises and market swings. […]

Should We Ignore Crowd-Think?

In the investment world, following the crowd can be hazardous. We seem to be at one of those inflection points where this piece of market wisdom may hold true. Howard Marks, who I would say is one of the savviest investors out there recently quipped, “this just in, you can’t take the same actions as […]

We Are Trying to Look Beyond a FedDriven Year

Inflation, interest rates, and the Fed have been the driving forces behind the market in 2022. These factors broke a number of trends that have influenced portfolio decisions over the past several decades, creating an uncomfortable investment environment. This has kept many investors guessing at what might come next, leading markets to swing back and […]

Bad News is Good News

Can we please just get some bad economic news? Given the markets’ hyper focus on inflation data, we are entering a prolonged period of bad news is good news. Particular attention is being paid to any employment numbers. These run the gambit of weekly jobless claims to job postings. What the markets want to see […]

Game of Chicken

There is a lot of gloom and doom seeping into investor psychology at the moment. While much of that anxiety is well founded, some is grounded in hyperbole. Navigating through so many data points, from war to inflation, can really shake any sound investment plan, so it’s important to focus on what we believe are […]

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