NEWS

Commentary | 1Q 2016

By Affinity | Apr 7, 2016

In the first quarter of 2016, the rise of the market as represented by the S&P 500 Index, generated a return of 1.4%. The market’s modest rise took place against a background of diminished expectations. During the quarter, the consensus expectation for economic growth for the remainder of 2016 was reduced. Consistent with the revised…

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Affinity Investment Advisors Hires Director, Marketing & Business Development to Broaden its Institutional Reach

By Affinity | Feb 26, 2016

Affinity Investment Advisors, an Irvine, Calif.- based leading independent investment advisor, announced the addition of Steven Spare as Director, Marketing & Business Development to lead revenue growth and increase distribution of Affinity’s investment strategies across institutional, broker-dealer, and RIA channels. Spare’s 20+ years of experience in the financial advisory business and positive attitude have provided…

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Commentary | 4Q 2015

By Affinity | Jan 29, 2016

In the fourth quarter, the rise of the market as represented by the S&P 500 Index, brought the market close to a positive return for the entire year. With the inclusion of dividends, the Index achieved a small positive return for 2015. The Index’s rise seemed unrelated to any improvement in the economic environment, or…

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Q3 2015 Commentary

By Affinity | Oct 20, 2015

The decline in the stock market reflected concerns about both real and imagined threats to the US economy and corporate profits. Among those threats was an anticipated 25 basis points increase in the Fed Funds rate. Market participants have been waiting for this modest rate increase for more than a year. Each time it appears…

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Q2 2015 Commentary

By Affinity | Sep 1, 2015

The puzzling economic data for the first quarter weighed on the market. Almost six years after the beginning of the economic recovery following the last recession, real GDP declined. This pattern of growth is unusual, and called into question the viability of the current economic recovery. Economic growth is expected to resume in the second…

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Commentary | March 2017

By Affinity | Apr 12, 2017

Quarterly Commentary The market’s ascent in the first quarter continued a trend that began shortly after the November 2016 election.  Market participants seem to be expecting the implementation of new economic policies designed to produce an increased rate of growth for corporate profits as well as the overall economy. The new favored policies are likely…

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Speaker Event: Clyde Prestowitz, founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute

By Affinity | Apr 5, 2017

Trade has reemerged as a priority in the current Administration. What is the current state of trade, what does the future look like, and how will it impact the US? Clyde Prestowitz will discuss these issues. Mr. Prestowitz is founder and President of the   Economic Strategy Institute. His leadership has propelled ESI into an…

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Commentary | December 2016

By Affinity | Jan 25, 2017

Market Review for 4th Quarter 2016 While the market’s gain was generated entirely after the November elections, there were other factors that helped drive the market higher. In the fourth quarter, markets appeared to be buoyed by an improved outlook for real GDP growth and rising corporate profits. Estimates for real economic growth for the…

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Affinity Investment Advisors, LLC Names Robert Venable, CFA as Chief Operating Officer and Compliance Director

By Affinity | Oct 5, 2016

Affinity Investment Advisors, LLC, an Irvine, Calif.- based leading independent investment advisor, announces the addition of Robert “Bob” Venable to its leadership team as Chief Operating Officer and Compliance Director, a newly created position at the firm. As Chief Operating Officer, Venable will be responsible for oversight and management of investment operations to ensure both…

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Commentary | 2Q 2016

By Affinity | Sep 26, 2016

While the market’s rise in the second quarter was not robust, it did reflect underlying optimism on the part of US investors. The preliminary data pertaining to real GDP growth in the recent quarter suggest the growth rate was about 2.5%. The 2.5% represents an increase from the less than 1% real growth in the…

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