The outcome of the US Election dominated the fourth quarter market performance. The results of the US election were the second big miss by polls and pundits in 2016, with BREXIT being the other. Stocks reacted favorably post-election with the S&P 500 adding 4.6% after the results. Small cap stocks were the big winner in the post-election rally, surging 13.5%.
As 2016 draws to a close I wanted to share our ten most popular posts from 2016. Thanks to the thousands of people who read our blogs each month. We are thankful for each and every reader! Happy Holidays and we will see you in 2017!
2016 was another year of wonderful reading for me. I was able to somehow find time to read over 30 books this year and I have a few more I plan to finish before the end of the year.
Here are 7 books from my list that are my favorites.
As 2016 comes to a close view and listen to the Castlebar Asset Management Annual Market Review and Outlook for 2017.
Your 401k is often the centerpiece of your retirement planning strategy. For Garmin employees there are great internal resources for HR questions but sometimes they are not able to answer all of your questions reagrding your 401k or you may not be comfortable asking someone financial questions.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It gives you a moment to reflect and give thanks for all of the blessings we experience before the busy weeks before year end. I found this poem written by an anonymous author. It is a reminder that sometimes we should be thankful for less obvious things in our life.
Employee stock purchase plans (ESPP) can be an overlooked benefit from your employer and you could be leaving a thousand of dollars each year on the table by not participating! ESPPs can be an important helper in building wealth and reaching your goals. They are not the type of account that can be left alone for years, they need some attention along the way.
This Autumn has been filled with fascinating conversations about ups and downs. The weather has most of us in Kansas City checking the calendar to see if it is still summer. We are still growing tomatoes in our garden in early November! Oak mites are a villain we wish would go away like creepy clowns, but the obvious elephant in the room is the election.
Employee stock purchase plans (ESPP) give plan participates the ability to purchase shares in their company stock at discounted rates.
Global markets had their best quarterly returns since 2013 during this third quarter. Stocks outside of the US outpaced the S&P 500 by 2.5% beating the US market for the first time since Q1 of 2015. Investors immediate fears about the BREXIT vote repercussions were set aside and their attention was turned towards actions from central bankers around the world.