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2009

 

  CNN Money - December 23, 2009

Portfolio manager David Levy comments on the day's news, noting that the market has moved to new highs even in the face of mixed economic news.
 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - November 30, 2009

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, makes his year-end predictions on the major market indices.  He also recommends staying invested through spring of 2010.

 

  CNN Money - November 24, 2009

Portfolio manager David Levy comments on trading action during Thanksgiving week, noting stocks massive run off the March lows as a reason to lock in profits ahead of the holiday.
 

  CNN Money - November 16, 2009

David Levy echoes his belief that the market will move higher into year end after the S&P closed above the 1,100 mark for the first time since September 2008.
 

  TheStreet.com - November 5, 2009

On the day when the Dow reclaimed the 10,000 mark yet again, Kenny Landgraf comments on the markets potential reaction to the pending October jobs report.

 

  CNN Money - November 2, 2009

Kenny Landgraf predicts further volatility in the coming weeks, with stocks moving higher through year end.
 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - October 26, 2009

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on positive market seasonality trends that historically show most of the gains come between the fall and the spring.  He also comments on technical indicators remaining bullish, fear in 2010 of the Fed raising rates, and the continued decline of the U.S. dollar.

 

  CNN Money - October 22, 2009

Kenny Landgraf comments on the market's bullish trend.  There are still a lot of people who missed the move who are now looking to increase their risk exposure.  That impact, combined with improving fundamentals, is going to keep the positive trends intact.
 

  Financial Planning - September 29, 2009

Kenny Landgraf believes that investors’ fear of a market meltdown is now being replaced by a fear that they will be missing out on a market upswing if they leave money on the sideline.  He notes that the most profitable part of the year is between October and April.

 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - September 28, 2009

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments that at the end of the day, 1% money market is not a long-term investment plan.  Investors' fear of a market meltdown is being replaced with the fear that they are missing the market move and the train is leaving the station.

 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - August 31, 2009

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments that the eye of the storm has passed.  There are still many problems, but given that at the end of the day 1% on money market is not a long-term investment plan, investors must allocate to other more risky asset classes. 

 

  CNN Money - August 6, 2009

Ahead of the July jobs report, Kenny Landgraf comments on potential investor reaction. 
 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - July 27, 2009

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, discusses the improving investment landscape, with the markets looking into 2010 as we get into the fall and past the unfavorable summer months.   

 

  CNN Money - July 21, 2009

Kenny Landgraf comments on the tremendous sentiment change over the last six trading days, investors reaction to Fed chairman Bernanke's testimony before a House committee, and the market response to news on CIT Group.
 

  CNN Money - July 14, 2009

On the heels of Goldman Sachs' strong earnings report, Kenny Landgraf comments on the markets muted response, a day after a strong rally lead by the financial sector.  
 

  CNN Money - June 4, 2009

Kenny Landgraf comments on the resumption of the rally of the last few weeks.  The uptrend remains intact, there's a rotation out of bonds, volatility is down and risk-taking is back in the market.

 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - May 25, 2009

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on the sentiment change in the market, with the recent market rally serving as a leading indicator.

 

  CNN Money - May 20, 2009

David Levy comments on the implications of banks being able to raise new capital a day after Bank of America raised nearly $13.5 billion through a sale of stock.

 

  CNN Money - May 3, 2009

David Levy helps to preview the week ahead, discussing the upcoming release of the results of the government "stress tests" of the largest U.S. banks.

 

  CNN Money - May 1, 2009

David Levy comments on investor's reaction to Chrysler filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 

 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - March 30, 2009

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on the upcoming earnings season for the banks.  A potential upside suprise could set a positive tone for the market going forward.  

 

  CNN Money - March 26, 2009

Kenny Landgraf comments on the viability of the market's more than 20% rally over the last 2-1/2 weeks.  At some point, people decide it's time to put money back to work, but there's still a sense of not wanting to get tricked again after last fall. 
 

  CNN Money - March 4, 2009

Kenny Landgraf comments on Wall Street snapping its 5-day losing streak, attributing the gains to a potential Chinese stimulus package and the release of details to the $75 billion mortgage modification plan.  He believes a recovery in the housing market is the key to the recovery in the national economy.

 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - March 3, 2009

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on the generally negative sentiment of the "Gloom & Doomers," and he notes that with the level of cash on the sidelines at record amounts, the market will get traction somewhere.  The question is when.

 

  CNN Money - Februry 24, 2009

Even as the Dow and S&P 500 bounced off the previous session's nearly 12-year lows, Kenny Landgraf comments there is nothing to suggest a longer-term rally is brewing.

 

  CNN Money - January 25, 2009

Kenny Landgraf helps to preview the week ahead for Wall Street.  Among the notable events, he comments on the Fed policy meeting, the release of fourth-quarter 2008 GDP, and expectations for additional news from the Obama administration on the remaining TARP money and the stimulus package.

 

  CNN Money - January 8, 2009

Kenny Landgraf comments on Wall Street's choppy session.  He attributes the market movements to the combination of weak retail sales, questions about the economic stimulus plan and jitters about Friday's jobs report.

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2010

 

David Levy provides insight into the holiday shortened week ahead on Wall Street.
 

David Levy comments on tax cut bill and the certanity that it provides for investors. 
 

Kenny Landgraf comments on the cautious nature of the market, with concerns in Europe spilling over to domestic markets.
 

Kenny Landgraf remarks that investors needed President Obama to suggest that he is ready to change course after Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives.
 

David Levy comments on the week ahead for Wall Street which will be heavy in news, with US elections, a Federal Reserve meeting, and the release of October unemployment data.
 

Kenny Ladgraf comments on the potential impact of the upcoming elections on the market.
 
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, provides insight into the market, noting the markets anticipation of QE2 by the Federal Reserve and a change in the political balance in Washington as catalysts for the current market move higher.
 
 
  CNN Money - October 13, 2010
 
David Levy comments on the day's market rally, noting Investors are putting money into assets that will benefit from a weaker dollar.
 

  Bangkok Post - October 6, 2010

With stocks at five-month highs, Portfolio Manager David Levy comments on the positive trend for the markets.
 

  JakartaGlobe - October 5, 2010

David Levy comments that the Bank of Japan's move to lower their key interest rate bodes well for hopes in the U.S. of more stimulative easing by the Federal Reserve at their next meeting in early November.
 
At the end of the best September for the stock market in 71 years, Kenny Landgraf comments on the improved market sentiment.  There was a lot of talk this summer about a double-dip recession, and while it's true things have slowed down, the technicals have really changed and it's a much more healthy environment now. 
 

  FoxBusiness.com LIVE - September 2, 2010

Kenny Landgraf is a guest on FoxBusiness.com LIVE's show.  In a segment titled "Sectors to Invest in Now," he breaks down attractive sectors for the fall season.

 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - August 30, 2010

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments that investors are not being compensated for the risk of equities.  He notes that seasonal patterns will continue to keep the equity market in check through September.
 

  CNN Money - August 15, 2010

Kenny Landgraf helps preview the week ahead.  He notes that historically August and September are the worst two months because a lot of traders are still on vacation.  Many people are saying, 'Let's take some money off the table and wait 'til October.'
 

  FoxBusiness.com LIVE - August 3, 2010

Kenny Landgraf is a guest on FoxBusiness.com LIVE's show.  In a segment titled "Economy and Earnings at Odds", he discusses the impact of differing reports on the markets.

 

  CNN Money - August 1, 2010

With the July jobs report release in the week ahead, David Levy comments on the necessity of job creation as it relates to the economic recovery. 
 

  CNN Money - July 28, 2010

David Levy comments on the day's market moving news, noting that the selling was a result of short-term overbought conditions.  The bigger picture is that we're still in a tug-of-war between better earnings news and mixed economic news. 
 

  FoxBusiness.com LIVE - July 19, 2010

David Levy is a guest on FoxBusiness.com LIVE's show.  In a segment titled "The Market's Push and Pull,"  he discusses the effect of differing economic news and corporate profits.

 
 
Kenny Landgraf discusses Republic Wealth's "trend following" approach to the market.  To trend followers, the notion of buy-and-hold investing—picking stocks based on fundamentals and keeping the investments for months or years—has no place in today's market and, in fact, is a recipe for defeat.
 

  MarketWatch - July 16, 2010

Kenny Landgraf provides insight into Republic Wealth's dynamic trading strategies.  Proponents of so-called trend investing say the tactic not only enables investors to navigate unstable markets, but also prevents big losses when prices fall.

 

  DailyFinance - July 7, 2010

David Levy provides insight into what might cause an ETF to close.  The primary sign a fund will close is lack of sustainable purchasing volume which limits the creation of new units of their ETF.  This lack of demand makes an ETF unprofitable.   

 

  Financial Planning - July 6, 2010

Kenny Landgraf expounds on his comments from the AdvisorBenchmarking survey, noting investors are fearing an all-out replay of 2008-2009.  There are problems, but we will get through them. 

 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - June 28, 2010

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on the return of the bears.  Bulls put on their swimsuits and headed to the beach while bears are dancing in the streets again as negative news adds up to intense selling pressure. 

 

  KVUE - June 26, 2010

David Levy talks to KVUE's Quita Culpepper to give some answers on how you can you keep a natural disaster like a flood or hurricane from turning into a financial disaster.
 

  CNN Money - June 11, 2010

Kenny Landgraf comments on the direction of the market.  There's not a whole lot of good news and investors are standing on the sidelines waiting for the smoke to clear
 

  CNN Money - June 9, 2010

Kenny Landgraf remarks about the viability of BP which served as the catalyst to drive energy stocks and the broader market lower on the day. 
 

  CNN Money - June 1, 2010

At the start of a new month, Kenny Landgraf notes the market is not in a situation like 2008 when we saw our financial system collapsing.  He said that the fundamentals remain in place, but with increased volatility, investors aren't able to focus on those basics.
 

  FoxBusiness.com LIVE - May 28, 2010

Kenny Landgraf is a guest on FoxBusiness.com LIVE's show.  In a segment titled "Swimming with Sharks", he discusses how the little guy can stay afloat in this volatile market.

 

  CNN Money - May 17, 2010

Kenny Landgraf comments on the afternoon turnaround in stocks.  Stocks went down to the lows they saw last week, but didn't break break below those technical levels as money came back into the market.
 

  TheStreet.com - May 1, 2010

Kenny Landgraf comments on the current market and the week ahead and important economic indicators.

 

  FoxBusiness.com LIVE - April 19, 2010

Kenny Landgraf is a guest on FoxBusiness.com LIVE's show.  He discusses the impact of the SEC charges against Goldman Sachs.  He also comments on areas of opportunity in the market today.

 

  CNBC Squawk Box - April 1, 2010

Kenny Landgraf is a guest on a Squawk Box segment titled "Checking Market Pulse."  He discusses the potential market reaction to the upcoming March jobs report and the positive market sentiment persisting on Wall Street.

 

  Financial Planning - March 31, 2010

Kenny Landgraf comments on the jobs market and corporate profits.  He notes that while companies are not adding jobs and will delay until they squeeze existing resources as much as possible (higher productivity), company profits are expanding and companies are sitting on more cash.

 

  OnWallStreet - March 31, 2010

Kenny Landgraf comments on the outlook for unemployment.  He notes that while the economy has stopped shedding jobs, companies will delay hiring until they squeeze existing resources as much as possible to maximize productivity. 

 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - March 29, 2010

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on his outlook for the market.  Historically, the second year of the presidential election cycle is the weakest.  Investors continue to pour into bonds and other asset classes as the yield on money market is nothing.

 

  CNN Money - March 12, 2010

Kenny Landgraf comments on the upward bias in the market which should enable stocks to continue to drift higher over the next few weeks.
 
 
David Levy comments on the effect of the illiquid bond market on non-Treasury bond ETFs.  He recommends avoiding bond ETFs, choosing instead bond mutual funds whose shares are always priced at NAV.  
 

  AdvisorBenchmarking - March 1, 2010

Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, describes the bubble growing in bonds.  Just like in 2000, when investors couldn't get enough of tech stocks, a decade later investors can't get enough of bonds.

 

  MarketWatch - February 24, 2010

David Levy advises using caution when purchasing shares of bond ETFs.  Liquidity issues make bonds a poor fit for ETFs, so an ETF's share price, dictated by market demand, is often different from its net asset value.

 

  CNN Money - February 16, 2010

Kenny Landgraf comments on the market, noting that between the good manufacturing report this morning, international markets rising and people wanting to come back in after a holiday weekend, there were plenty of reasons for stocks to rise today.
 

  CNBC Squawk Box - February 9, 2010

Kenny Landgraf joins host Becky Quick and BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey in a Market Task Force segment on the direction of U.S. markets. 

 

  TheStreet.com - February 4, 2010

Kenny Landgraf comments on the day's market declines, with investors concerned about job losses and the debt scare out of Europe ahead of Friday's nonfarm payrolls report.

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2011

 
 
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, notes the continued troubles in Europe, as Europe continues to burn and the world stands around.  He predicts a European TARP will be needed to keep the Euro-zone together.
 
 
Republic Wealth Advisors was named to the NABCAP Top Financial Advisors, Wealth Management List.
 
 
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments  on the difficult market conditions which make it impossible to make a fundamental investment decision.
 
Guest writer Pat Moore discusses the economic outlook in a column entitled "Recession Storm Inevitable".   In the article, he notes that the U.S. economy will get worse before it gets better and the market is telling us we're standing in the path of a nasty storm.
 
  CNN Money - August 7, 2011
 
In a preview of the week ahead, Portfolio Manager David Levy remarks that there's a "crisis of confidence" going on both in the U.S. and in Europe.
 

Kenny Landgraf provides insight into the negotiations on raising the debt ceiling, stating it is going to come down to the wire - it just comes down to who is going to blink first.
 
 
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, notes that his sense is that it will continue to be rough trading until we get into the fall. 
 

David Levy comments on the day's two strong jobs-related economic reports.
 
 
Kenny Landgraf discusses new IRS cost basis regulations which went into effect starting in January of 2011.
 
 
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on his expectations for the market over the summer, noting it will continue to be a tough ride for the summer, but seasonal forces will bring investors back in the fall.
 

Portfolio Manager David Levy comments on the situation in Greece and the end of QE2 by the Federal Reserve.
 

David Levy comments on how the news of S&P's downgrade of Greece coupled with the negative market sentiment caused the market to close little changed.
 

In a preview of the week ahead, David Levy notes that in a week light on economic data, any news out of Europe could lead to increased market volatility. 
 

Portfolio Manager David Levy comments on the lackluster economic reports, noting that they have done little to inspire confidence in the market.
 
 
Kenny Landgraf comments on the dog days of summer, noting the historical doldfrums of summer will probably keep the equity markets from doing much.  He advises it would be prudent to show more caution and lighten up on riskier assets until the fall.
 
 
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, notes the historical doldrums of summer will probably keep the equity markets from doing much.  He suggest it would be prudent to show more caution and lighten up on the riskier assets until the fall. 
 
 
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, makes the case for equities and commodities in a rising interest rate environment.
 

Andrew Gluck visits with various advisors including Kenny Landgraf in which they describe the creative plans they have grow their businesses.
 
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2012

 

CNN Money - December 24, 2012

CNN Money quotes David Levy, who says light holiday trading also brings the chance of exaggerated movements.

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Taipei Times - December 23, 2012

Budget anxiety could not keep U.S. markets from ending the week with a gain, Republic Wealth portfolio manager David Levy said in a Taipei Times news story.

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Yahoo Singapore - December 22, 2012

Republic Wealth portfolio manager David Levy comments on light year-end volume for U.S. markets.

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News.com.au - December 22, 2012

David Levy, quoted on one of Australia's top news sites, says investors have closed the books on a generally good year and trading will likely remain slow as 2012 winds down.

 CNN Money - December 16, 2012

CNN Money turns to Republic Wealth founder Kenny Landgraf as the "Fiscal Cliff" looms ahead of year-end markets.

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 Le Huffington Post Quebec - December 4, 2012

Republic Wealth portfolio manager David Levy tells French-language media both sides are hardening their positions in U.S. "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

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Yahoo France - November 7, 2012

Yahoo turns to Republic Wealth's David Levy for analysis of the U.S election impact on global markets.

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 MarketWatch - October 29, 2012

MarketWatch quotes Kenny Landgraf on market trends and the latest Rydex Advisor Benchmarking survey.

 CNN Money - October 25, 2012

Republic Wealth's David Levy says weak corporate earnings are keeping stocks in a rut.

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 Republic Wealth - October 18, 2012

Republic Wealth announces the firm has reached $100 million in assets under management.

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 LePoint - October 4, 2012

David Levy says investors found comfort in ECB chief Mario Draghi's recent comments that he is ready to act if necessary.

Rydex AdvisorBenchmarking – September 24, 2012

Kenny Landgraf remarks quantitative easing helped create a summer rally, but markets still face headwinds from Europe and the election. Uncertainty about tax policy is a particular problem.

La Croix – September 10, 2012

Portfolio Manager David Levy notes the market is now waiting on the Fed after reaching its highest level since late 2007.  He also discusses the negative market impact of  Apple's 5% weighting in the S&P 500.

La Croix – September 4, 2012

David Levy talks to the AFP about the days action, commenting that the market is anticipating Friday's employment report for the month of August.

 

Rydex AdvisorBenchmarking - April 24, 2012

Kenny Landgraf comments that seasonal trends will keep a ceiling on the equity markets until we get closer to the fall and the presidential election.

The Wall Street Journal - March 27, 2012

Kenny Landgraf comments on concentrated holdings in Apple, noting its hard for clients to decide how much is too much. He recommends holding no more than 10% of any one security in a client's portfolio.

SmartMoney Magazine - March 23, 2012

Kenny Landgraf suggests that in a period where financial advisors were seeking diversification form stock and bond markets, currency investing was supposed to be "something else"

 
David Levy comments on the day's market action, noting that it seems the market is taking a breather and waiting for its next catalyst after the strong run we've had.
CNN Money - January 9, 2012
 
As the market enters earnings season, Portfolio Manager David Levy questions whether earnings or news in Europe will serve as a market driver.
 
 
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