Birchwood Insights and News

What Will the Brexit Results Mean?

By Steve Dixon, CFA

June 2016 On June 23rd, Britons go to the polls on the issue of whether to remain in the European Union (EU) or dissolve the relationship over the ensuing two years. A vote to remain in the EU may well leave little changed and a return to the current status quo. A vote to leave opens a flood of...

The Correlation Between Stocks and Bonds

By Steve Dixon, CFA

Market Insight - July 2016 I’ve always had a fascination with the night sky, watching the stars and learning to identify planets and constellations. I remember “camping” in a friend’s backyard when I was young and watching the northern lights, back when they were still visible from Minnetonka. Last...

Tax Considerations for 2017

By Steve Dixon, CFA

As 2016 nears its end, we wanted to make you aware of some changes that may affect your taxes in 2017 and a few things to consider yet for 2016. We encourage you to work with your tax professionals before the end of the year to address any actions you should take.

An Election Year Stock Market

An Election Year Stock Market

By Steve Dixon, CFA

October 2016 Only one thing is certain as we approach the U.S. presidential election in early November, the Twins won’t be world champions this season. Well, maybe there’s one more thing, in January the Obamas will need to turn in their keys to the White House. Occasionally we get asked about how...

Importance of Long-Term Strategy in Global Markets

Importance of Long-Term Strategy in Global Markets

By Steve Dixon, CFA

Market Insight - January 2016 In keeping a review of 2015 brief, I’m attempting to live by the wise words of Bambi’s bushy-tailed friend Thumper, “if you can’t say somethin’ nice, don’t say nothin’ at all”.  While Birchwood enjoyed celebrating its 25th year in business, last year will go down as a...

Birchwood Ranked Among Top 10 Advisors

By Steve Dixon, CFA

Birchwood Financial Partners was recently ranked in 2015 among the “Top 10 Financial Advisors in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Edina.” Advisory HQ News is one of the fastest growing review and ranking media for the financial advisory sector.  To read the full article click here. 

Tenuous Nature of the Global Capital Markets

Tenuous Nature of the Global Capital Markets

By Steve Dixon, CFA

Market Insight - October 2015 While the severity of the market correction during the prior quarter seems to have diminished in recent weeks, it does stand as a good reminder of the tenuous nature of the current global capital markets.  Weakness in China took its share of the blame for sparking a...

Reducing the Capital Market to its Fundamentals

Reducing the Capital Market to its Fundamentals

By Steve Dixon, CFA

Market Insight - January 2016 A few days ago, my six year-old son asked me what I do for work.  It took me a moment to come up with an answer that I thought would make sense to him and that was fairly close to the mark.  I told him that I help people make more money.  His curiosity was now piqued,...

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