THE BLOG

24
Dec

The Cost of a Five Finger Christmas

Content Provided by Michele Prell, CLS New Business Manager In the last couple weeks of Christmas shopping, my husband and I decided we were going to get our son a LeapPad 3 tablet this year. We went to two stores, and both of them were sold out of the green ones, which left only the pink....
22
Dec

Fixed Income Options

Content provided by Marc Pfeffer, CLS Senior Portfolio Manager One of the biggest surprises of the past year has to be the DECLINE of long-term interest rates around the world.  While economic growth has been subpar in most countries, after a mostly weather-induced slowdown to start the year, growth in the U.S. has been solid....
16
Dec

Mid Caps vs. Large and Small Caps

Content provided by Scott Kubie, CLS Chief Strategist Small cap U.S. stocks have failed to keep pace with their large cap counterparts this year, by a wide margin. Through November 21, the Russell 2000 was up only 1.9%, while Russell’s large cap index, the Russell 200, was up 13.3%. The surprise this year has been...