While 2022 was a challenging year for financial markets, the steady drumbeat of high inflation that dominated headlines appears to be abating and we see reasons to be more optimistic. CIO Chris Battifarano shares the relevance of “Minsky Moments” in 2022 and FineMark’s informed outlook for 2023 and beyond.
Markets Adjust to a More Hawkish Fed
FineMark Chief Investment Officer, Chris Battifarano, gives insight as the markets adjust to a more hawkish fed and what that means for investors.
2022 Second Quarter Review & Commentary
Quantitative easing, inflation, offshore production, and rising energy costs all played a role in global market performance this quarter. Is there any relief in sight? Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Chris Battifarano breaks it all down, shares insight into current and past bear market performance, and offers FineMark’s recommendation for investors.
The Anatomy of a Bear Market
The benchmark S&P 500 stock index has fallen into bear market territory. FineMark’s Chief Investment Officer, Chris Battifarano, gives insight into how long the slump may last and what investors should consider now.
2022 First Quarter Review & Commentary
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine impacting inflation, interfering with global food supplies, and wreaking havoc within the oil and fertilizer industries, continued market volatility seems imminent. But that doesn’t mean your portfolio will also be unstable. Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer Chris Battifarano offers FineMark’s perspective on today’s market realities and shares why diversification may be the key to a resilient portfolio.
The Russian Invasion And Its Possible Impact on Your Investment Portfolio
The devastating war in Ukraine has introduced new uncertainty to a stock market that’s already had a shaky start in 2022. FineMark’s Chief Investment Officer Chris Battifarano, shares insight on the potential impact to the markets and your investment portfolio.
2021 Q4 Review & 2022 Outlook
Miss our virtual event? Watch the recording of FineMark’s CIO discussion on the fourth quarter and our investment outlook for 2022.
2021 Fourth Quarter Review & Commentary
If the markets have taught us anything over the past two years, it’s to expect the unexpected. While more of the same may be on the horizon, history can help investors anticipate what can’t be precisely predicted. Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer Chris Battifarano offers FineMark’s perspective on 2021 and shares how looking back at historical performance can provide insight into what lies ahead.
2021 Third Quarter Review & Commentary
It was another strong quarter for markets, but that didn’t make Q3 2021 any less predictable. Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer Chris Battifarano shares FineMark’s perspective on the quarter overall and spotlights key elements – inflation, quantitative easing, anticipated tax increases, and more – to help you understand their impacts.
Tapering and Rising Rates, and What it Means to Investors
Rates are moving higher in the wake of a recovering economy and signs of a pick up in the inflation rate. What does this move mean for investors?
Portfolio Actions You Can Take Today To Prepare For Higher Taxes Tomorrow
House Democrats have unveiled a sweeping proposal for tax hikes on big corporations and wealthy Americans. And while many are taking a wait-and-see approach, there are investment strategies that you may want to consider now. FineMark Portfolio Manager Chris Highmark’s takes a look.
What is a QCD and How Does it Work?
If you are charitably inclined and you’re looking for a way to donate this year, you may want to consider a qualified charitable distribution. FineMark Trust Administrator, Grace Gutierrez explains how it’s a way to give and get a tax benefit in return. What is a qualified charitable distribution? A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is …