Investment Committee’s Morning Research Call – August 24, 2015

Posted on August 24, 2015

We invite you to listen to our Investment Committee’s morning research call.  In the midst of market volatility, communicating with you and adhering to our disciplined process is vital.  Hear first-hand what our Investment Committee has to say about the market corrections and what it means for investors.

Presenters include:  Ron Carson, CFP, ChFC, Chief Investment Strategist; Mark Lookabill, CFP, Co-Chief Investment Strategist; Brett Carson, CFA, Director of Research; Rob Furlong, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager; Don Hagan, Investment Committee Consultant


  • Rate hike likely pushed out beyond September
  • 4 years since correction of this magnitude: similarities to 2011 but with positive key differences in U.S. housing, job market, banking, government
  • High quality companies (cash on balance sheets; momentum; lower debt to equity) historically fared best in this type of market correction
  • Movements in the market provide opportunity to review risk tolerance and goals and focus on process.
  • Massive slowdown in China is leading the charge; “Whatever It Takes” approach by Chinese
  • Energy Sector: low oil prices will lead to higher prices in the long term

If you have any questions after listening, please contact your Wealth Advisor.

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Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite – A market composite made up of all the A-Shares and B-Shares that trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Nikkei – It is a price weighted index comprised of Japan’s top 225 blue-ship companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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