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Inside Beese Fulmer: Meet Stacey Shearer Giammarco
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Prior to joining Beese Fulmer, Stacey worked for 10 years in the marketing industry for such corporations as J.P Morgan Chase in Chicago. Her undergraduate degree is from Kent State University where Stacey graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Public Relations.
Repository's March 2015 "Ask the Investor"
Monday, April 6, 2015
The stats are in, and the news for Stark County is “good” with a forecast of better ahead. Stark County’s economy continues to improve as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1.4 percent payroll growth through January compared to 2014.
Repository's February 2015 "Ask the Investor"
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Years ago, savings accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs) yielded 3 to 5 percent and provided valuable income to savers. Remember those days? You’ll be lucky to find better than 1 percent in today’s market, but that may change soon as economists forecast interest rates to rise in 2015.
Fourth Quarter 2014: Investment Outlook
Friday, January 30, 2015
After a relatively benign first three quarters of 2014, the rollercoaster of volatility in the stock market reappeared during the fourth quarter. The S&P 500 experienced its first correction of greater than 5% in October when it pulled back 7%.
Patriots "Deflategate" Scandal and Investment Ethics
Friday, January 23, 2015
As members of the investment management community, the concept of trust in the financial services industry should always be one that we promote as we go about our daily work lives.
How does the 50% decline in oil prices impact investor portfolios?
Monday, January 26, 2015
If you are like me, you are grinning at the pump. Who would have predicted gas prices at less than $2 a gallon? But as gas prices tumble, many investors wonder whether what’s good for the wallet is good for retirement.
Repository's Dec 2014 "Ask The Investor"
Monday, December 1, 2014
Soon, many of us will make 2015 New Year’s resolutions. If you are like me, you will have great intentions on Jan. 1 to begin eating healthier and working out every day. But after a few weeks, we inevitably revert to our old ways.
Repository's November "Ask The Investor"
Monday, November 3, 2014
We’ve all stood at the grocery store wondering whether we should switch to another checkout line, thinking to ourselves “Would it be faster?” So we make the move and almost immediately realize it was the wrong choice. If we hadn’t switched lines … well, you know how it goes.
Third Quarter 2014 Investment Outlook: Current Landscape
Monday, October 20, 2014
It’s been an active news cycle over the last quarter—most of which has been unsettling: the Ukraine invasion by Russia, the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, hundreds of missiles aimed at Israel, and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Just when we don’t think there can be any more turmoil in the world, we now have fears of an Ebola epidemic.
Third Quarter 2014 Investment Outlook: Market Review
Monday, October 20, 2014
U.S. stocks continued their run of gains in the third quarter—albeit at a slower pace. The S&P 500 Stock Index closed out September with a year-to-date total return of 8.34%. That’s not a big bump from the gain of 7.14% it had garnered by the end of the second quarter—a quarter that saw the benchmark advance by more than 5%. Advancing but looking a little tired, don’t you think? No surprise, really, when you consider the S&P has gone almost 1,100 days without a 10% correction.
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