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Fed, trade confusion upending Wall Street investment playbooks

News Article | August 2, 2019 | By Sierra Investment Management

As Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday described why the central bank’s interest rate cut should not be seen as the start of a lengthy easing cycle, the U.S. stock market was losing value at a rate of over $25 billion a minute.

State of Confusion

Commentary | July 19, 2019 | By Terri Spath

Financial markets don’t know if they are coming or going, telegraphing that investors are in a state of confusion.

Sierra Investment Management again named to the FT 300, Financial Times’ List of Top U.S. Investment Advisors

Press Release | July 1, 2019 | By Sierra Investment Management

Sierra was once again named in the Financial Times Top 300 RIA's in the U.S.

The Stealth Bull Market in Bonds of the Past Year

Commentary | June 19, 2019 | By Terri Spath

Picking a flavor of ice cream is never an easy decision. The same can be said for bonds. Like ice cream, bonds come in 31 flavors (or so).

A Tactical Strategy for Current Volatility

Commentary | May 22, 2019 | By Terri Spath

From basketball to tennis or chess to tic-tac-toe, winning a game involves strategic decisions, probability analysis and math.

Bloomberg News Online: Fundamentals Remain Intact (Radio)

News Article | May 7, 2019 | By Sierra Investment Management

Bloomberg News Online (May 7, 2019): CIO Terri Spath reviews leading indicators she keeps watch on that warn of a possible recession ahead.

MM: Breaking Down Bond Benchmarks

Video | May 3, 2019 | By Terri Spath

Bond benchmark investing can come along with some unintentional risks.

True Diversification is a Process, Not a Set of Assumptions

Commentary | March 25, 2019 | By Terri Spath

A simple definition of investment diversification is conveyed in the overused statement, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

California Business Journal: Undeniable Results

News Article | March 4, 2019 | By Sierra Investment Management

California Business Journal (March 4, 2019): Sierra Investment Management has cultivated disciplined strategies such that their clients rarely see drops of five percent, regardless of market conditions. And this record goes back more than 30 years.

MM: The Cycle of Market Emotions

Video | March 1, 2019 | By Terri Spath

Emotions often play a big role in an investors decision making.