Voicing Volatility Views

John Templeton, the legendary global investor and founder of Templeton Funds, was fond of saying, “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.”  After a uniquely strong 2017, during which the S&P 500 posted...

Renewables: A New Opportunity

At Riverside Financial Group we have been working to distill our best approach to the renewable energy space. Renewables have become a focus not only because recovering a sustainable environmental footprint is something we personally value, but also because the global...

Doing Well While Doing Good

An increasing number of clients are asking for investment options that focus on companies engaged in businesses that directly benefit society, that employ fair and progressive labor practices, and that exhibit good corporate governance.   There have been...

Investing on Main Street… in China.

I was pleased to read a very persuasive article in the August 12 edition of Barron’s, written by Matthews Asia strategist Andy Rothman, in which he outlines the case for investing in shares of companies that are capturing growth in the rapidly expanding Asian consumer...

Market Timing

The new administration has ushered in the promise of economic stimulus through infrastructure spending, and tax and trade reform.  As a result, the U.S. stock market has gained roughly 10% from the election through the end of March 2017.  Yet, despite the...

Asia: Short-Term Trend or Long-Term Reality??

As I write this note President Trump and the president of China, Xi Jinping, are preparing to meet at Mar-a-Lago on April 6th and 7th. This is on my mind not just because we continue to recommend an appropriate allocation to Asia for those who are investing for...