Entries by Adam Marks

A recession is coming. Here’s why it won’t be as bad.

Other than forecasting market returns for the year ahead, few financial topics have been more popular in January than predicting the next recession.
The U.S. economy is already facing the realities of a trade war with China, rising interest rates, record levels of corporate debt, and slowing earnings growth. On top of that, market volatility reached extreme levels last month.

Movers & Shakers: John Feste, president, Marks Group Wealth Management

John Feste is overseeing daily operations and leading continued growth with his promotion to president of Minnetonka-based Marks Group Wealth Management. Feste previously was managing principal of the company, which he co-founded in 2008 with Ben Marks. Marks continues as chief investment officer and chairman of the independent registered investment advisory firm’s investment committee.

What the most bullish of bull markets has taught us

It’s official. The current stock rally that began in March 2009 is now the longest bull market in history.
In that time, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average have both quadrupled, averaging returns in the neighborhood of 17 percent per year.
Statistically, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime investment cycle (and it isn’t over yet), so it makes sense to review some lessons investors can learn from an unprecedented period of stock market success.