THE BLOG

30
May

TeamMates

As we look at our goals past and present, celebrate successes and those who made it possible, we also want to share our involvement in the community. Eric Clarke, President of NorthStar subsidiary Orion Advisor Services, LLC, provides a personal look at the TeamMates Mentoring Program. Employees from a variety of positions throughout the NorthStar family have given of their time to take part in the program, making a positive impact in the community.

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28
May
23
May

Educated but Buried in Debt

Content provided by Sadie Brewer, CLS Marketing Communications Specialist Lately I’ve seen and heard a lot of talk about the increasing cost of college, high student loan interest rates, and the looming question: is the reward worth the cost? For example, some analysts are calling the $1 trillion in student loan debt the next bubble,...
16
May

Introducing….

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15
May
14
May

Clean, Green, and Sunscreen

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CLS Research Analyst Unlike most people, the sun is my enemy.  I love being out in the sun, unfortunately I have about a 15 minute window before my skin starts on fire.  The good news, for the large majority of people on earth, is that the sun is good.  We...
09
May
08
May

Char-Buff on the Cheap?

Content provided by Matt Santini, CLS Portfolio Manager I know, I know…..please contain yourselves. Oscar’s (a local favorite restaurant) made it to the daily commentary. I know a good wing when I eat one, and that strip-mall-dynamo of a dive did not disappoint. In the same somewhat lateral eureka moment of “hot ice” (“Rookie of...
07
May

Google Search Terms May Predict the Stock Market

Content provided by Jacob Godwin, CLS Trading Specialist In a new attempt to measure consumer sentiment and time the market, British researchers Preis, Moat, and Stanley used data from Google Trends to predict large movements in the stock market by analyzing the volume of query searches of 98 financial terms. Joseph Stromberg, from the “Smithsonian”...
03
May

Austerity?

Content provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CLS Chief Investment Officer There has been a lot of talk about “austerity” lately, especially given all the discussion on the Reinhardt and Rogoff (R&R) study. Yet government spending is still 24 percent of GDP (while that is below the 25 percent plus, from a few years ago, it...