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When Rates Go Up, Do Stocks Go Down?

SHOULD STOCK INVESTORS WORRY ABOUT CHANGES IN INTEREST RATES? Bond prices tend to fall with interest rate increases because any new bonds will likely pay more in interest to bondholders and that fact makes the existing bonds with lower interest rates less valuable....

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The Election & Financial Markets

The U.S. presidential election results are, at the very least, shocking to many of us. Following this upset in election results, we should anticipate significant volatility in financial markets. Why? Financial markets historically loathe uncertainty and, regardless of...

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Lesbians Who Tech – Our Kind of People

We had the pleasure last week of sponsoring, attending, and speaking at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco. The main event was held in the Castro Theater, a historic landmark in the heart of the Castro District, and surrounding local restaurants and bars....

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Recent Market Volatility

WE SHOULD EXPECT VOLATILITY It is important to remember how well-functioning capital markets work and what prices reflect; prices reflect the aggregate expectations of market participants. Risk aversion, investors’ tastes and preferences, and expectations about future...

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Robasciotti & Philipson – What’s in a Name?

As of January 1, 2016, Robasciotti & Associates, Inc. officially changed its name to Robasciotti & Philipson. This opens a new chapter for the firm and officially recognizes both Rachel Robasciotti and Maya Philipson as its principals. But this is more than...

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Welcoming New Staff

With the new year and new name also come staffing changes at Robasciotti & Philipson. We are sad to see some familiar faces move on to the next adventure in their lives and we could not be more proud or wish them any better. We are elated, however, to introduce...

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We’re on Social Media!

In addition to the client portal, Robasciotti & Philipson is now on social media! Rachel, Maya, and the firm can all be found on Twitter @rrobasciotti, @MayaPhilipson, and @RandPWealth, respectively. The firm also now has a Facebook page at:...

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Secondhand News

Why don’t the media run more good news? One view is bad news sells. If people preferred good news, the media would supply it more readily. However, markets don’t see news as necessarily good or bad, but rather in terms of what is already built into prices. One...

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The Rise of Short-Term Rates

While many market participants wait for the “inevitable” rise in short-term interest rates expected when the Federal Reserve tightens its monetary policy, some investors may have missed the increase in short-term rates already underway as a result of market forces....

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Market Volatility is Back

Just as many people were starting to think markets only ever move in one direction, the pendulum has swung the other way. Anxiety is a completely natural response to these events. Acting on those emotions, though, can end up doing us more harm than good. There are a...

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