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September 22nd FOMC Follow-Up

Rates As expected, the FOMC unanimously voted to keep the Fed Funds target rate unchanged within the 0.00% to 0.25% range. In their updated Summary of Economic Projections, half of the 18 officials indicated an expectation for higher rates by the end of 2022 and all but one official expect

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Fed Tapering – Is Another Tantrum on the Way?

Background Since March 2020, the Fed’s quantitative easing program, meant to stabilize the economy amidst the economic challenges of Covid-19, has supported markets through the purchase of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. While quantitative easing was just one component of the Fed’s stimulus in 2020, its continued presence has drawn considerable

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Gryphon Financial Partners Welcomes Altenburg & Associates from Merrill Lynch

“Gryphon provided the right balance of independence and resources as we work to provide better service and innovative solutions to our clients.” – Austin Altenburg COLUMBUS, OH – September 17, 2021 – Gryphon Financial Partners is pleased to announce that financial advisors, Austin Altenburg and Katelyn Stanchfield, CFP® and financial

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Market Snapshot for August 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Consumer sentiment had another precipitous drop in August, weighed down by the rapidly spreading Delta variant YoY Inflation remains elevated but monthly increases have moderated, suggesting

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Protectors Series – Young Adult Children Going to College

As many of our young adult children and grandchildren are heading off to college, or living on their own for the first time, here are some tips to help them stay safe and prepared. Make sure they are briefed on important safety tips such as familiarize yourself with the campus,

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Monthly Market Update for July 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a review of the prior month’s market data, the state of the economy, and the global financial markets. Global Economy: The spread of the Delta variant led to renewed concerns around Covid in July, with equity returns mixed and

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Monthly Market Update for June 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a review of the prior month’s market data, the state of the economy, and the global financial markets. Global Economy: The rally in risk assets continued despite high inflation and a more hawkish Fed as other economic news was

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Protectors Series – Planning for Health Care in Retirement

The Gryphon is a legendary, mythical creature — half lion and half eagle. Its duty is to guard and protect family treasure and priceless possessions. At Gryphon Financial Partners, it is our goal and our honor to safeguard your family’s lifestyle, your personal wealth and your legacy. We are the

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June 16th FOMC Follow-Up

Rates Yesterday, the FOMC voted to keep the Fed Funds target rate unchanged within the 0.00% to 0.25% range. This outcome was widely expected, and the committee members voted unanimously in favor of the action. Forward guidance on monetary policy now indicates that rate hikes could come as soon as

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Time to Bet Against the US Dollar?

Background The movement of currencies is a reflection on the conditions of one country relative to another. Whether one country’s outlook is rosier than another depends on three main factors: relative interest rates, inflation, and economic growth. This is all worth paying attention to because it can greatly affect investment

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Monthly Market Update for May 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a review of the prior month’s market data, the state of the economy, and the global financial markets. Global Economy: The month of May saw significantly higher than expected US inflation results as well as an underwhelming jobs report.

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Inflation and Real Assets

Background While inflation has not been a meaningful factor since the 1980s, rising inflation expectations could result in negative impacts to investors as a result of diminishing real returns. Now is a good time to assess portfolio positioning and review how real assets can help protect against rising prices. Inflation

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