2013 2nd Quarter Commentary

Overview The optimism from the first quarter was sustained into the second but interestingly, volatility has also increased on the back of a rising market and stronger economic data. What would cause this volatility? The financial media is hyper-focused on the next move of the Federal Reserve.  Measuring the pulse of Ben Bernanke and making short term market calls has become a full time occupation for many. These days we hear a lot of chatter about “Fed tightening” and a new word has even entered our lexicon, “tapering.” It [...]