Owen Murray Shares Thoughts with the Houston Chronicle on the Decline in Mortgage Interest Rates

The Houston Chronicle recently published an article about the surprising data just released by the Houston Association of Realtors.  The date shows that although mortgage interest rates have declined to three-year lows and the Houston economy has been thriving, month-over-month homes sales declined in August.  August is known to be … Read more »

Have No Fear! Why the Recent Inverted Yield Curve Should Not Cause Panic

Yesterday, investors woke up to the news that the yield curve has inverted, which means that short-term bond yields are higher than long-term bond yields.  In this case, investors were focused on the difference between the 2-year and 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yields.  This is considered to be worrisome because … Read more »

Owen Murray Interviewed by U.S. News & World Report on Ways To Invest Like Warren Buffett

Our Director of Investments, Owen Murray, contributed to a recent news article titled “7 Ways To Invest Like Warren Buffett” published on usnews.com. Author Wayne Duggan spoke with leading wealth management advisors about Buffett’s simple investing philosophies.  Murray discusses how Buffett makes investment decisions based on fundamental strengths of a … Read more »

December 2018 has been a miserable month and we’re having the worst quarter in a decade. What should we expect from here?

December 2018 has been a miserable month and the end of a terrible quarter for the stock market.  Unrelenting volatility and sales pressure has driven returns lower by the day. How bad is it? As of this writing (on Christmas Eve), the S&P 500 has declined 19.3% this quarter.  Using … Read more »

Market Volatility and Program Trading

Yesterday’s market action demonstrates the reason why the market is so volatile.  We see a clear cause and effect between market volatility and program trading. Technical traders move markets. Technical traders manage billions of dollars in investments with complex computer models and algorithms.  For these investors, one important indicator of … Read more »