Bridging the Gap

March 30, 2020

  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives and was signed by the President on Friday.  If uncertainty about the impact of the coronavirus was centered on the two unknowns of the infection itself and what the government was doing about it, …

Taking Action

March 23, 2020

  As the measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are beginning to take a toll on the economy through a reduction in activity in travel, dining, entertainment and other consumer spending categories, the U.S. government has been formulating ways to help stem the economic impact on both consumers and businesses. Two …

March Madness

March 16, 2020

  Uncertainty over the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to negatively impact markets. The declaration of a national emergency on Friday allows coordinated action and financial resources to be used to shore up the economy and provide assistance to public health organizations. In our Dissecting Headlines section, we look at the national emergency …

Silver Linings

March 9, 2020

  As markets continue to experience volatility amid economic concerns from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to look at counterbalancing effects we are seeing to stabilize the economy. We mentioned last week we believe the economy should self-correct over time.  While 10-year Treasury yields have fallen, the Federal Reserve also made the …

Keeping Perspective

March 2, 2020

  Global equity markets had their worst week in several years last week. The weekly decline, due to economic concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), has pulled all major stock indices into negative territory for the year. Market volatility, which included several large intra-day swings, is indicative of the uncertainty. In our Dissecting …

Risk On / Risk Off

February 24, 2020

  Continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) led stocks to the downside late last week. News of the virus also spreading outside of China to countries such as Italy has brought additional concern to investors trying to understand the potential economic impact of the outbreak. We view the issue as transitory. While the first quarter …

NovaPoint Capital’s Jeff Wright Shares Business Experience with Fellow Veterans

February 22, 2020

  “Think beyond tasks into relationships . . . there’s no such thing as a self-made vet.” NovaPoint Capital’s Jeff Wright shared his business experience with fellow military veterans at his business school alma mater The University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business this week at Maryland Smith’s Veteran Lifelong Leaders Forum. Jeff …

NovaPoint Capital Awarded Top Guns Designation by Informa Financial Intelligence

February 19, 2020

  NovaPoint Capital has been awarded a PSN Top Guns distinction by Informa Financial Intelligence’s PSN manager database, North America’s longest running database of investment managers. NovaPoint Capital was honored with the Bull & Bear Masters Top Gun rating for its Dividend Growth Strategy for the three-year period ending December 31, 2019. “We are very …

Earnings Matter

February 17, 2020

  Despite concerns over impact of the coronavirus, the equity markets staged a recovery back toward record levels last week. We believe the significant story here is corporate earnings. With 387 companies in the S&P 500 Index having reported fourth quarter 2019 earnings, 72% have exceeded expectations, 10% have been in-line and 19% have been …