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Lions to Lambs and Bears to Bulls

The month of March often marks the change of seasons from winter to spring. “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” the old adage goes. It’s a time of renewal for the planet we live on. Rays of sun warm a cold landscape, nascent leaves bud in the trees, vivid flowers bloom from the [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:57+00:00 March 17th, 2016|GIM Market Commentary|

Jumping Sheep & Volatile Markets

Slowing growth in China, swings in oil prices, declining commodities, widening credit spreads and a Fed that is trying to normalize interest rates are all contributing to a risk-off environment and a rocky start to the New Year for investors. While these concerns are carryovers from last year, they seem to have intensified of late [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:57+00:00 February 17th, 2016|GIM Market Commentary|

The 2016 State of the Markets

Friends, clients and fellow investors, I am here to report to you the state of the markets at a most interesting time in history, one fraught with great dangers, but equally filled with great opportunities. Stocks around the globe, in both developed and emerging nations, are undergoing a disquieting correction. The S&P 500 is down [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:57+00:00 January 15th, 2016|GIM Market Commentary|

Scrooge & Interest Rate Hike

In the spirit of the season, we are bringing you this month’s commentary in the form of a Christmas story. All opinions expressed are those of Byron D. Green, Jr. and Green Investment Management. We hope you enjoy it and wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season, and a prosperous 2016! Scrooge—or [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:58+00:00 December 21st, 2015|GIM Market Commentary|

In Paris Streets

We are the Dead. Short days ago, we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders fields. -John McCrae. In Flanders Fields is a poem written by Lt. Col. John McCrae. He was inspired to write it after presiding over the funeral of a friend and fellow [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:58+00:00 November 19th, 2015|GIM Market Commentary|

Official China Data, Fact?

I was blessed with a great mom. I bet, and hope, that many of you can make the same claim. Over the years I can remember my mother giving me advice on all sorts of things: ‘Eat your vegetables,’ ‘take care of yourself,’ ‘get plenty of rest,’ ‘stand up straight,’ ‘everything happens for a reason,’ [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:58+00:00 September 16th, 2015|GIM Market Commentary|

Temporary Dip or Bear Market?

Since market volatility has been so high over the last week, we thought it appropriate to update our clients and followers on our thoughts about the markets. We believe that most of the volatility stems from growth concerns emanating from China, but fears the Fed may raise rates too soon is also a factor. The [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:58+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|GIM Market Commentary|

Summer’s Volatile Doldrums

Summer is almost over. I kind of hate to see it go, but the escalating heat makes you glad for the coming respite of fall – especially here in Texas. You could say the same thing about the markets; as the summer wears on volatility usually rises. This happens because trading volume diminishes and the [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:59+00:00 August 14th, 2015|GIM Market Commentary|

Greece, China and Puerto Rico! Oh, My!

In the 1939 classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, you may recall Dorothy Gale was a young orphaned farm girl from Kansas who had been swept away from her aunt and uncle’s home by a tornado. In her desperate journey to get back home she ran across numerous obstacles along the way. At one point [...]

By | 2017-02-10T08:40:59+00:00 July 14th, 2015|GIM Market Commentary|