Riggs’ News Update

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Our clients and friends are used to receiving Investment Market Reports from the Riggs’ Team.  This week we thought we would mix it up a bit and give you a sense of what the Riggs’ Team has been up to the last month or so. In early October, Chief Compliance Officer, Susan Shoemaker, along with […]

After the Election

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

With the U.S. Presidential Election less than a week away, we have received several phone calls asking what happens to the stock market, if “Fill in the Name” is elected President.  We thought we would share our thoughts on some of the likely outcomes.   It appears there are three likely outcomes (in no particular […]

After Brexit

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On June 24th, we sent out an Investor Alert to clients and friends regarding the Brexit vote.  We noted at that time:   In a historic referendum, last night British citizens voted to leave the European Union.  While there were many reasons for the “leave” vote from a rise in nationalism, frustration with the political […]

Volatility Still the Word

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The volatility we saw in 2015 has continued into 2016 driven by commodity prices, negative interest rates in Europe and Japan, concerns over China, and a concern that the global economic slowdown could spread to the U.S. economy. Layer on to those concerns the ramping up of Presidential election rhetoric and it is not surprising […]

2016 Investment Outlook

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

2015 was a disappointing year for most investors.  With the stock, bond and commodities markets all down for the year, investors had few opportunities to make money.  Perhaps the best description of 2015 was that this past year was like taking a ride on a roller coaster – lots of action little progress.   The […]

The After Correction Game Plan

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

As investors, being patient with the markets is sometimes the hardest part of our job.  Since the beginning of the year, we noted the increase in volatility in the U.S. stock market.  Earlier in the year we began to raise cash in your portfolios as a hedge against a possible market correction.  The good news […]

Flashing Yellow Light Market Volatility Becoming a Concern

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Our theme for 2015 for both the equity market and the bond market has been rising volatility and we have certainly seen that play out as the year progressed. As markets have swung up or down depending on that days headline, whether it is apprehension of a Euro crisis driven by a Greek exit or […]

Volatility Still With Us

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

As we discussed in our January Riggs Report, Volatility But Higher, we expected to see increased volatility in both the equity and fixed income markets in 2015. So far, the year is playing out as we expected. We have seen a slowdown in U.S. economic growth and in the earnings growth for U.S. companies. As […]

Volatility But Higher

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

U.S. equity market volatility increased in 2014 driven by slowing economies in Europe and Asia and an increase in regional conflicts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The U.S. markets served as the safe haven for investors where areas such as large cap equities and long term U.S. Government bonds benefited the most from […]

Understanding What it Means to Manage Risk

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Riggs’ Investment Team manages investments with the belief that if you navigate well through high risk markets, the upside will take care of itself.  So how does Riggs manage risk in the investment markets?  First, we identify and pay for the best independent research sources we can find.  From those sources, we get tremendous […]