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Wall Street Ends Winning Week With Mixed Close On Jobs Data

By Trust Matters Editor on July 11, 2022

“You can’t just raise rates and reduce the balance sheet without it doing the opposite of what it did before,” said Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer of First American Trust. “When you do th... Read More›

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5 Mistakes To Avoid In A Bear Market - Usa Today

By Trust Matters Editor on June 14, 2022

“One of the biggest money mistakes that investors make in a bear market is thinking they can pick the bottom,” says Jerry Braakman, President and Chief Investment Officer. He also states, “another big mistake that investors make in a bear market is mov... Read More›

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Q2 Investment Update (Recording): An Economy In Transition And Battling Inflation

By Trust Matters Editor on May 20, 2022

“...It's obviously a difficult time for the markets and part of that is our economy is a little bit in transition...not just our economy, but a global economy as well...,” stated Jerry Braakman.

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Brutal Stock Selloff Is A Multitude Of Bear Cases Coming True

By Trust Matters Editor on May 11, 2022

“In a lot of ways, it’s following a typical playbook,” said Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer and president of First American Trust in Santa Ana, California.

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Stock Bulls Embrace Rosy Estimates That Tend To Buckle In Crises

By Trust Matters Editor on May 11, 2022

To Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer and president of First American Trust, it makes sense the market has dropped almost 15% since the start of the year. “Stocks trade on the future,” he sai... Read More›

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Market Review Q1 2022

By Trust Matters Editor on April 28, 2022

 

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Stocks End Losing Streak As S&p 500 Rallies 2.6% - Wsj

By Trust Matters Editor on March 10, 2022

“People have to be very cautious here in chasing this dip, especially as these economic impacts and fears start affecting our economy as well through consumer confidence,” said Jerry Braakman, President and Chief Investment Officer of First American Tr... Read More›

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New Influences In The Financial Market (Recorded)

By Trust Matters Editor on March 9, 2022

UC Irvine Professor Christopher Schwarz, Ph.D. and First American Trust President and CIO, Jerry Braakman discuss a wide range of topics regarding the factors that are shaping our financial world today. Some of the topics include:

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Stocks Fall, Oil Leaps As Ukraine Crisis Deepens - Wsj

By Trust Matters Editor on February 28, 2022

“As we continue to isolate Russia because of their actions, there will be some turmoil in the markets,” said President and Chief Investment Officer, Jerry Braakman. The increasing tensions over the invasion of Ukraine is influencing the economy in many... Read More›

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Q1 Investment Update (Recording): 2021 Overview And The Challenging Start To 2022

By Trust Matters Editor on February 17, 2022

“We had an incredible 2021 when we look at U.S. domestic equity market returns, and as we head into the first part of the year it has not been as fun or exciting,” stated Jerry Braakman. “We'll talk through that and explain what is going on, why the ma... Read More›

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Market Review Q4 2021 And 2022 Outlook

By Trust Matters Editor on February 2, 2022

Equity markets rounded out a strong 2021 with an impressive fourth-quarter move. All three major market indices had gains of at least 8%, led by the S&P 500. The market move was even more impressive considering the environment. The fourth quarter s... Read More›

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Nasdaq, S&p Finish Worst Week Since Pandemic Onset - Wsj

By Trust Matters Editor on January 21, 2022

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates even more throughout 2022 and consumer stocks are showing disappointing results. As the stock market declined Friday afternoon, “all risk premium assets—crypto, high leverage, growth names—are bei... Read More›

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