2nd Qtr Newsletter- July 2019

The bull market and the economic recovery are now 10 years old.  We are starting to see signs of weakness in leading economic indicators, and the Fed is now talking about the prospect of lowering interest rates later this year.  This comes fairly quickly after the Fed evidently concluded, on December 19 of last year, […]

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1st Qtr Newsletter- April 2019

The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.                                                                                                             Peter Lynch Building Your Economic Security with Rising Dividends Sometimes investors lose sleep over their equity investments because of a sinking spell in the market, ominous news stories, interest rate moves, changes in tax rates, etc.  But for long-term […]

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Quarterly Newsletter-January 2019

You Know You Want to Read about the Fed The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank was founded over 100 years ago. It has a dual mandate of assisting the economy with full employment and striving for price stability. Over 100 years, the Fed has gone through periods where it is quite unpopular, even controversial. After the […]

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December 2019 Seminar Recap

Happy Friday the 13th! Hopefully your life is filled more with Christmas cheer than Halloween spookiness these days. The stock market continues to be on Santa’s Nice List as we approach the end of the year, with a new high set yesterday. Brexiteers certainly got what they’ve been asking for (for 3 ½ years!?) in […]

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Monarch is turning 25!

In 1994, 25 years ago, Monarch Capital Management opened its doors for the first time. We are excited to celebrate with our clients at our Open House this June. Look for your invitation in the mail . . . see you soon!

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So Is This Inverted?

3/28/19 In case you were reluctant to answer because you don’t remember what an inverted yield curve is (gasp), let us help.  An inverted yield curve simply means that short-term treasury bond yields are higher than long-term treasury bond yields.  This is the opposite of a normal yield curve, which features short-term yields that are […]

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Another anniversary. Hopefully the last for a while!

You might recall that last September and October marked the 10th anniversary of the onset of the financial crisis in 2008.  Those were scary days, when banks failed, Wall Street needed the federal government’s rescue, many credit markets stopped functioning, and the stock market was “waterfalling” 7% on some days.  Thanks to a combination of […]

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We are Under Construction!

As Monarch Capital Management approaches its 25th Anniversary this August, we are looking forward to celebrating this milestone in a new and improved space. We are looking forward to not only a new, updated look, but also more space as we continue to grow. Old buildings have a way of surprising construction teams and we […]

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