Investment Strategy
by Larry Adam

Weekly Headings

May 24, 2019

As we celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, Investment Strategy would like to take the opportunity to remember, honor and thank all of the members of our armed forces who gave their lives in service to our country. We hope everyone is able to spend quality time with loved ones and we wish you and your family a healthy and restful holiday.

Memorial Day is also the “unofficial” start to summer as the temperature heats up, school ends, and vacation season begins. In fact, the volume of miles driven in the U.S. moves up dramatically between Memorial Day and September’s Labor Day (the “unofficial” end to the summer). With more people on vacation there is a tendency for investors to lose focus on the financial markets. However, this particular summer presents numerous events, deadlines, and potential headlines that we believe investors cannot ignore as they could lead to increased volatility, both to the upside and downside. Some of these include:

Economy
U.S. Equity
Fixed Income
International
Commodities

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