We Passed 20k on The Dow, What Should You Do?

January 27, 2017

Ed Butowsky, top wealth manager in Dallas, Financial Advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses the recent milestone breached in the DOW by hitting 20k and what you should do.

DOW Rally May Be Short Lived

November 14, 2016

Ed Butowsky, top wealth manager in Dallas, Fox Business News Financial Advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses whether the Trump Rally in the stock market will last and what is causing this rally.

Stock Markets Around The World Plummet

August 26, 2015

For the last 6 years stocks have been rallying. This represents the DOW and S&P’s biggest one day percentage drop since 2011. There are market analysts that claim there are several reasons why this may be occurring and those are China, interest rates in the US, and or the drop in oil prices. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses the recent drop in the markets and how it relates more to the rest of the world vs just China’s slowing economy or the drop in oil prices.

Analyzing Risks And Rewards In 2013

December 27, 2013

2013 brought many positives in the business world as the DOW soared to record highs. This past year was also marked by controversies of investment banks like J.P. Morgan who paid record fines to the government for bad mortgage practices. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins the Al Jazeera network news to discuss 2013’s banner year and how this could flow into 2014 and will the momentum continue.

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.

The DOW Has Its Worst Week In Over A Year

August 17, 2013

The DOW finished its worst week of the year, but the last five days have been filled with more than just news about stocks. Interest rates soard and corporate profits are slugish, and the housing industry seems to be cooling off. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins The Kudlow Report on CNBC to examine the DOW’s performance this week as a possible market correction or is there something worse on the horizon.

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 


Dow Closes At 5-Year High

February 28, 2013

Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins CNBC The Closing Bell to examine the market and its performance this week topping a 5-year high and what we could attribute the gains to.

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 


UBS Loss On Facebook Trading May Be In The Hundreds Of Millions

June 8, 2012

UBS is sitting on big Facebook loses. Unconfirmed sources say its upwards of $350 million, ten times more than the estimates on the street. The market making arm of UBS is down $30 – $35 million, but UBS itself has not disclosed the full extent of these loses related to Facebook trading. The issue has to do with the failure to get confirmations and execution statements from the Facebook trades. UBS had put in for one million share allocation, but when they did not receive the confirmation, they repeated the order multiple times. All the clicks eventually went through and UBS ended up with more stock then they originally wanted. Sources say that UBS is preparing legal action against NASDAQ as a result. Whether NASDAQ will be held liable is debatable. Should UBS brokers have continued to click on the submit button, probably not. Some people are saying this is simply human error. At the end of the day, sources say that NASDAQ should have halted trading of Facebook stock when it was clear that confirmations were clearly not coming in on time. Apparently UBS tried to offload the stock at $35 per share but could not catch a bid, and sold some of their positions under $30 per share. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins CNBC Closing Bell to discuss the reality behind UBS’s claim to have lost potentially $350 million and how many other firms have realized the same impact of the trades or lack there of.

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 

Can Stocks Continue To Rally In Spite of Europe’s Economic Crisis

June 6, 2012

This week, the stock market experienced a few days worth of rally that had not been seen since April of this year – a win streak for the Dow. The best thing that could be said about this rally is a lack of bad news in the marketplace. But is now the time to buy into this optimism even though that time bomb known as Europe is still ticking. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins CNBC’s Closing Bell to examine how investors should react to the Dow’s rally in spite of Europe’s economic crisis.

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 

Could The Dow Average Hit Over 14,000?

January 27, 2011

Ed Butowsky, managing director at Chapwood Capital Investment Management LLC, joins Rick Bensignor, managing director and chief market strategist at Dahlman Rose & Co., and Antione Drean, founder of Triago SA, on Taking Stock’s Think Tank panel to talk about the outlook for US stocks.

While equities in the market have been on the rise recently, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 12,000 for the first time since June 2008, analysts are scratching their head as to the true driving forces around these activities. Is it truly stock trading or outside forces? According to the Taking Stock Think Tank there seems to be outside forces causing the equity market to rise.

Is it possible that the stock market has reached an inflection point? Rick Bensignor comments now that we have hit 12,000 on the Dow and almost at 1,300 on the S&P people may use these big numbers as psychological inflection point. Despite the opportunities for the S&P to sell off, it doesn’t and it comes back every day, and in the market place its a little unknown what other forces may be at work here. Ed adds that while there may be outside drivers that cannot be determined, there is certainly market driven activities that are causing the market to show signs of a positive climb. These include such things as quantitative easing by the Fed, more money going into the economy, bond yields are so low, and the only way to build solid efficient portfolios is to build them to include equities. In addition, the beginning of the year is typically when everyone starts to open the 401k belt and allow money to flow back into their accounts. Ed believes that the Dow average is heading upwards in the positive direction and could top 14,000, answering the question, “could the Dow average hit over 14,000”.

As analysts question what forces are at work with the market,  it prudent to be cautious with putting in more money into the market. Rick does not believe so; however, investors need to be cautious at what they are investing in. Ed comments that its relatively difficult these days to identify investments that are not highly correlated (ones that go up together and down together), so there is a resurgence of money being invested in alternative vehicles, private equity, and hedge funds. This will help in building a an efficient portfolio for the long run.

Furthermore, Ed believes that stock prices will go higher in light of where the market was in relation to the liquidity crisis and recession. There may have been some gaps recently but when you look at the track record in a relativistic manner its doing better and will cause stock prices to go higher. In addition to this market being a more global economic market this will certainly help the stock prices of various exchanges go up, whether in Europe, far East or even in the US. Antoine Drean adds that private equity is certainly back in the cross hairs of investors, which has caused the prices to come back too. Antoine explains that even though we are a global economy and many business are established globally money seems to be flowing heavily into emerging markets, but fears that because everyone is trying to do the same type of investments that that may not be the best in the long run.

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.