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Welcome to Crow Point’s blog page. This is our opportunity to comment on a range of financial and general investing topics including market activity, interesting trends or data points. This is also where we will challenge commonly held investing shibboleths with hard data – myth-busting as we call it. We hope you enjoy it and we welcome your feedback.

Crow Point Liquid Alternative Funds Update - Q4 2018

The Crow Point Partners Liquid Alternative Funds lineup struggled through the fourth quarter of 2018 as the environment for taking investment risk deteriorated sharply and somewhat unexpectedly as we entered October.  All the Crow Point funds...

January 15, 2019 / by David Cleary, CFA

Looney Toons Stock Market

A trusted friend noted to us the other day the market is acting like the economy ran straight into a brick wall with no skid marks.  His point, while funny, is well taken.  Something is amiss as the data is in serious conflict.  The economic...

December 26, 2018 / by Peter DeCaprio

The Federal Reserve: What Me Worry?

So, it’s safe to say, the market was very disappointed by the Fed’s 25 basis points tightening yesterday as well as the guidance provided for future hikes in 2019.  Reading the FOMC minutes from November and listening to Fed Chairmen Powell’s...

December 20, 2018 / by David Cleary, CFA

Elections, Policy, Trade and Markets

Now that mid-term elections are behind us, economic and investment decision makers can get back to business.  We will know soon how much of the October swoon was related to interest rate fears and how much was election related.  Given the market’s...

November 7, 2018 / by David Cleary, CFA

Crow Point Liquid Alternative Funds Update - Q3 2018

The Crow Point Partners Liquid Alternative Funds lineup posted very strong performance results during the third quarter of 2018, exceeding return targets while maintaining overall low levels of portfolio volatility. The strategies have remained...

October 9, 2018 / by David Cleary, CFA

Sometimes Yield Curves Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

Recently, many investors and market pundits have been looking at the term structure of interest rates – also know as the “yield curve”-  as a source of concern for equity markets.   In the attached chart, courtesy of Ed Yardeni, one can see why: in...

June 27, 2018 / by David Cleary, CFA

There's More to The Market Than FAANG

We are at the point in the calendar when the “mid-year market overviews” start to appear, fast and furiously.  The theme this year has been how dominant FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) have been in S&P 500 returns...

June 19, 2018 / by Peter DeCaprio

Dont Fear the Fed Reaper

If you hadn’t noticed, markets have been skittish lately. Much of the angst relates to rising rate fears and rate sensitive sectors have gotten crushed this year. Here is a sample... Commentators will tell you raising rates is a subject the Fed has...

May 29, 2018 / by David Cleary, CFA
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