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Weekly Commentary 9/1/15

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Market Update

August is finally over. Market volatility has certainly calmed down but investors are prepared to pull the trigger at the first sign of trouble. The U.S. economy is being impacted from global fear, particularly China, as other nations are struggling to stay afloat. Fortunately for us, the U.S. continues to show signs of prosperity from consumers, who make up two-thirds of GDP.

Top traders are coming back to the desk this week from their shortened summer holidays. Last week was a wake up call that markets can whipsaw quickly either way with nobody in control. To better prepare for volatile swings, you can hedge your portfolios with ETFs like Proshares Short S&P 500 (SH) or hold onto more cash.

September Volatility

The biggest suspense for September will be whether Federal Reserve will increase interest rates. If a positive labor report is released on Friday, September 4th then we will have more of a reason for interest rates to increase this month. Expect this to be the most volatile event for the month unless another extraordinary event takes place. Investor portfolios should have stabilized from the massive selling last week and nearing the market return.

If your portfolio returns are drastically different from the market then speak with your financial advisor on why your results have differed. Unless you have a significant position in energy-related stocks, retail investors should be able to match the average market return but should tread cautiously for the rest of the year. 

At the time of this commentary Vijar Kohli, his family and/or clients of Golden Door Asset Management held no positions in the stocks mentioned above — although positions can change at any time.

Vijar Kohli is the Portfolio Manager of Golden Door Asset Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor specializing in individual and high net worth individual private wealth management. For more information on investing with Golden Door Asset Management, LLC please visit our website, Golden Door Asset Management, LLC is a New Jersey LLC, with its principal office located in Manalapan, NJ.
Vijar Kohli is also the publisher of CareStocks, a newsletter focusing in on healthcare services, medical equipment, technology and real estate stocks. More information to the newsletter can be found at
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