Seymour Zises, President and co-founder of Family Management, writes bi-monthly opinions on issues and observations of relevance to clients and investors.

Just Below
November - December 2018

Who would have thought these two little words could move the U.S. Stock Market up 600 points? As of January, the one-month treasury was 1.29%, and by November 2018, it was 2.31%.

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Back to the Future
September - October 2018

Debt, debt and more debt. Wherever one looks, government debt, student debt, auto loans, consumer credit and leveraged buyouts are growing.

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Sum(it) of the Parts
July - August 2018

There is no dis-Putin that the recent Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki gave the news networks plenty of fodder for discourse.

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Zig – Zag
May - June 2018

The U.S. stock market zigged up and zagged down only to turn upward in this next to last day of May. Currently the S&P is plus 1.4% for 2018 (as of May 30, 2018). The earnings numbers of U.S. companies have generally risen – without the tax cut up approximately 14% and with it close to 25%.

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Tar-iff and Feather
March - April 2018

When goods cross borders, troops stay home – or so it has been said. Are trade agreements totally fair and enforced? Will they ever be? Like it or not, we live in a GLOBAL economy. All politics may be local, but trade is not.

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