RDM Blog

Consumer Confidence - Storm Clouds Parting?

Yesterday the Conference Board released its latest Consumer Confidence Index and as you can see in the chart below, the index fell significantly during the latest month. Business lockdowns, volatile financial markets, rising unemployment and stay-at-home orders all took their toll on consumers last month. Reflecting these worries, the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index (which […]

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Pricing in Uncertainty

“From the Desk of Michael Sheldon, CIO”   Investor fear is setting in as the COVID-19 outbreak has officially reached “pandemic” status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The market volatility that we have seen the past few weeks has been caused by uncertainty.  What will the overall impact of COVID–19 be, how long […]

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The Markets and Coronavirus

“From the Desk of Michael Sheldon, CIO”   Yesterday’s market performance was certainly welcome news but more importantly, highlights that it is challenging to try and forecast the market’s direction on a short-term basis. Today, the Federal Reserve Bank, acting out of appropriate caution, decisively reduced rates by ½ percent.  We both hoped and expected […]

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about the author

Michael Sheldon  

began his financial career in 1988 and is currently the team's Chief Investment Officer.  He is responsible for providing global investment strategy, creating asset allocation models and monitoring the team's investment holdings. Mr. Sheldon graduated from Vassar College in 1988 and received a degree in economics (with honors). Michael possesses series 7, 63 and 24 licenses, is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and has achieved the Financial Risk Management (FRM) designation.