Being Nice Can Get You Hacked

Being hacked can happen in places you wouldn’t expect and sometimes being nice can get you hacked.  The following scenarios are just a couple of ways being hacked can happen:  Did you know a hacker can gain access to your system with his cell...

A Few Trading Days Left

As 2020 winds down, I am glad to leave this year behind us! In 2021, I look forward to going back to the movies, visiting museums in DC, and taking camping trips with our Boy Scout Troop. Whatever your hopes for the future are, I am sure you are as excited as I am....

Rear-View Mirror

With the Presidential election in the rear-view mirror and positive vaccine news, November gave us a glimpse of what the end of COVID-19 could look like. The S&P 500 index posted its best November in history, up 10.9% while the NASDAQ Composite added 11.9% and the...

November 19 Market Update

While the headlines around rising COVID cases in the U.S. (and Europe) seem grim, the market has so far rewarded investors with the recent vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna. The macro outlook remains fraught with mixed signals: on one hand, improving economic data,...

Insights

Dark, Deep and Public Internet

What is the Dark Web?  Is it something you run into at night and all of a sudden you become a Ninja Warrior?  Not quite.  There are 3 levels of the internet: World Wide Web (www): which everyone is very familiarDeep Web: Government resources,...

A Pandemic was not on the 2020 Bingo Card

As 2019 was ending, we positioned portfolios ahead of what we thought might be a contentious 2020: election year, late cycle, tariffs, etc. You may have heard us say, “We did not have a global pandemic on the 2020 bingo card!” Similarly, as we look back at March of...