June 28, 2016
The duration of the current economic recovery recently surpassed the seven year mark, making this cycle one of the longest during the post-World War II era. While extended in length, the economic environment lacks robust growth, resulting in a chorus of calls to further stimulate via public policy measures. However, the economic cycle continues moving...
April 14, 2016
Viewing today’s world through a set of risk management lenses allows investors to adopt a cautious, yet more upbeat tone than seen in the press headlines. Market volatility, elevated uncertainty, and heightened stress characterize the current investment environment. However, a healthier consumer, financially stable business sector, and continuing recovery in the housing market offer a strong foundation...
February 3, 2016
Brian Ceras, Principal, Sabal Trust, St. Petersburg, FL was among 28 professionals who attended Trust School III offered by Cannon Financial Institute (CFI). CFI’s School is a three year program, consisting of 38 hours of classroom instruction each year. Diplomas are awarded upon completion of the entire sequence. Additionally, Brian Ceras successfully completed Cannon Trust...
January 11, 2016
In the U.S., unprecedented levels of economic stimulus appear to have paid off. GDP has shown slow, but steady, growth, unemployment is below levels experienced prior to the Great Recession and the Federal Reserve is taking its initial step away from a zero-interest rate policy for the first time since December 2008.
December 11, 2015
Volatility returned to the markets in a big way in the third quarter as new concerns from abroad called into question the strength of the global recovery and the timing of an eventual increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve.