Stevens Institute of Technology Awards Sean Hanlon Highest Honor for Professional Achievement and Service

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 17, 2018 – Sean Hanlon, Founder, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of innovative asset management firm Hanlon Investment Management, and ’80 alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology, was awarded Steven’s Honor Award, recognizing notable achievement in the field of investment and wealth management, and financial technology (fintech), at the annual Stevens Awards Gala at The Plaza Hotel New York on April 14, 2018. The gala brought together alumni, friends and … Read More

2018 Q1 Quarterly Report

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Economic Commentary The latest estimate for 4th quarter US GDP was revised higher at an annualized 2.9% growth rate. So far, consensus expectations for the 1st quarter of 2018 are similar to earlier 4th quarter estimates of 2.5%, with the preliminary release coming on April 19th. Weak consumer spending and retail sales data has weighed slightly on estimates, and continues to be somewhat of a conundrum as consumer confidence has been extremely high since the … Read More

US GDP – Steady As She Goes

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As many people focus on U.S. GDP these days and how it needs to be higher, they seem to be missing something. While the level of recent U.S. GDP has trended lower than in the past, it has become much more stable and steady. While high GDP seems desirable, unsustainably high GDP tends to crash, creating a boom-bust cycle. One can argue that a steadier GDP, even at a somewhat lower level, without the bust … Read More

Hanlon Market Update – Filtering Out The
Short-Term Noise

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Last week, markets tumbled across the board, erasing 2018’s gains for most major global equity indices. Sharp downside market moves like last week’s serve as a reminder that the market will do whatever it needs/wants in the short run, oscillating around news du jour, recent news including trade wars, interest rates, Big Tech under the government microscope, government budgets, Trump tweets, etc. However, earnings and interest rates control the market’s long-term direction. We are long-term … Read More

Rational Thoughts On Rising Rates

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Some prominent fixed-income analysts have officially declared an end to the 30+ year bull market in bonds. The prices of bonds move inversely to the movement of interest rates, and it is obvious that yields on the 10-Year US Treasury Note have broken out of the long-term trend of lower highs with resistance now becoming support (blue line below). While we agree that there are powerful forces supporting higher rates, we wonder how much has … Read More

Volatility Returns Update – Finding Fair Value

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Read the rest of the series here: Volatility Returns – Exploring the Reasons and What Happens Next Volatility Returns Update – Markets Enter Correction Territory. The S&P 500 Index officially entered “correction” territory, defined as a 10% decline from the prior peak, on Thursday, February 8 when the index closed at 2,581, -10.16% below its January 29 all-time high of 2,873. Intraday, it fell as low as -12% below its all-time high. While the correction … Read More

Volatility Returns Update – Markets Enter Correction Territory

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Read the original article here – Volatility Returns – Exploring the Reasons and What Happens Next The S&P 500 index (Large Caps), S&P 400 index (Mid Caps), and the S&P 600 index (Small Caps) have all violated their 100 day moving averages, but look as if they may be finding support as they near their 200 day moving averages. A “tell” that the sell-off may be overdone is the high in the NYSE new lows … Read More

Volatility Returns
– Exploring the Reasons and What Happens Next

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January’s 5.73% gain in the S&P 500 was the index’s best start to a year since 1990. But February has suddenly ushered in the return of volatility, which has been virtually absent from equity markets for the past year. A dramatic and sudden two-day plunge put the S&P into negative territory for the year, erasing January’s gains. In this commentary, we will explore some reasons for the selloff and discuss where we think we will … Read More