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As markets return to positive territory, a look at how common investments have fared in 2015

...tone of the market has changed from where we were a week ago or certainly a month ago," said Erik Davidson, chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank.While investors could have hoped for fatter returns by this point in 2015, they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-23/markets-return-positive-te
Economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in spring, helped by stronger consumer and business spending

...consumer spending, improvements in the housing sector, and solid manufacturing numbers," said Jim Baird, chief investment officer for Plante Moran Financial Advisors.The revision in second quarter growth was led by a boost in consumer spending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-25/economy-grew-39-percent-ra
US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

...the stock market's wild swings were coming to an end."This market remains fragile," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank. "There's nothing fundamentally wrong with the U.S. economy, but we are going through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-01/us-stocks-plunge-after-ble
US stock surge snaps 6-day losing streak on Wall Street

...there's any sort of bottom seen, that will increase people's confidence and boldness," said Erik Davidson, chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank.Still, the market has a ways to go before it recovers its run of recent losses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-26/us-stocks-surge-snapping-6
Fearful of being left out to dry, bond funds hold more cash

...rates."I think liquidity is misunderstood, and I think it is often taken for granted," says Matt Freund, chief investment officer of USAA mutual funds. "And the time to think about it is before you need it."When liquidity is abundant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-03/fearful-being-left-out-dry
Dollar Drag: surging buck hits US corporate earnings

...strength has meant the difference between a profit and a loss."It has really hit earnings," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank.Over the past year, the dollar has climbed 18 percent against major currencies. The surging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/dollar-drag-surging-buck-h
For many in US, more jobs don't mean more financial security

...point in the past 20 years, but we are beginning to see the start of broad-based wage growth," Rick Rieder, chief investment officer for fundamental fixed income at BlackRock, said in a client note.That declaration is rooted in the economic data...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-07/new-job-growth-doesnt-equa
Stocks sink over oil, Europe worries

...into the market's mind that perhaps this is more of a demand issue than a supply issue," said Burt White, chief investment officer at LPL Financial. That raises questions "about the robustness of this recovery."The S&P 500 index dropped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-05/stocks-sink-over-oil-europ
Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

...market.THE QUOTE: Despite being at record highs, stocks are not overvalued, said Cameron Hinds, regional chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank."You have to understand that U.S. economic output is at an all-time high...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-12-23/dow-tops-18000-mar
Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

...intervention is the No. 1 thing investors worldwide are looking at right now," said Mike Serio, regional chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank. "In the short run, that looks pretty good for stocks."On Friday, China's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-21/dow-sp-500-push-further-re