Bradley Wealth Newsroom

Food for Thought at Your Labor Day Picnic

Workers are essential to innovation and success. According to the London School of Economics (LSE), they’re a source of ideas for new products, new services, new approaches to work, and new business models. Worker-led innovation must be nurtured by organizations. It... read more

Weekly Market Commentary September 1, 2015

U.S. stock markets finished last week higher than they started it, but the five-day ride was awfully bumpy. Concerns about China’s slowing growth, shifting currency valuations, and falling stock markets, coupled with uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s next... read more

Monthly Investment Commentary – August 2015

June 2015 Recap In France, every July brings with it a 21-day bicycle race that has encircled the country almost every year since 1903. This year’s Tour de France was won by Chris Froome of Great Britain’s Team Sky. For over 2,100 miles he out-pedaled Colombia’s Nairo... read more

Weekly Market Commentary August 19, 2015

Stock markets in the United States got off to a good start last week, heading higher before stumbling over China’s currency news. China, which has one of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies, is experiencing a slowdown in economic growth. The Economist... read more

Weekly Market Commentary July 28, 2015

There was a spate of bad news last week, and it drove U.S. markets lower. China’s wild ride isn’t over yet. The Purchasing Managers’ Index, a private measure of Chinese manufacturing, came in below expectations at 48.2, according to BloombergBusiness. Results below 50... read more

Weekly Market Commentary July 21, 2015

Investors around the world breathed a sigh of relief last week. It wafted many markets higher. The NASDAQ jumped by more than 4 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 2.4 percent. France’s national benchmark index rose 4.5 percent, Germany’s was up 3.2... read more

Monthly Investment Commentary – July 2015

June 2015 Recap The month of June brought the second quarter and the first half of 2015 to a close, and so far this year has been a tale of two markets. The first quarter was marked with a rising dollar, a soaring Chinese stock market, GDP contraction in the U.S. and... read more

Weekly Market Commentary July 14, 2015

It’s a cautionary tale… Many Chinese investors were so optimistic about the prospects for Chinese stock markets they bought on margin, meaning they borrowed money to buy stocks. Borrowing to invest has been so popular that the amount of margin loans doubled in just... read more

Weekly Market Commentary July 7, 2015

It’s been a wild, wild quarter. In early April, stock markets were doing so well (14 of 47 national benchmark indices hit all-time highs) that global market capitalization — the value of stocks trading on exchanges throughout the world — pushed past $70 trillion,... read more