Global Perspective Blog

Posted: Apr 26, 2016
Sand Hill hosted its first annual Forum back in early 2009 during the depths of the most severe financial crisis in generations, in order to provide timely insight and information to help address that difficult period. We have since then tackled...
Posted: Apr 26, 2016
There are many “it’s never too late” quotes about life. It’s never too late to be happy, to say you’re sorry or to fall in love. Unfortunately, purchasing insurance is one instance where you can be too late, which is why it’s important to review...
Posted: Apr 26, 2016
In Wall Street’s eyes, there are few things more troubling than uncertainty, which has been in no short supply during this current economic cycle. The severity of the recession, the slow recovery, atypical reaction of some asset classes and the...
Posted: Apr 20, 2016
“He who will not economize will have to agonize.” - Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC) For thousands of years people have been told to adhere to a budget, and today the thought seems as daunting as ever. This can be especially true for those who live in a...
Posted: Mar 17, 2016
Utilizing Home Equity to Meet Long-Term Needs and Objectives   The term downsizing typically connotes difficult decisions, often conjuring up images of harsh corporate layoffs. But downsizing also commonly describes the sensible and often...
Posted: Mar 01, 2016
High income earners take notice: you might be missing out on a lucrative savings opportunity within your Traditional 401(k). Most savvy savers assume that once they reach the statutory maximums on tax deferred contributions they have contributed...
Posted: Feb 24, 2016
There are now 142 start-ups with private valuations of more than $1 billion according to CB Insights. Most of these, so called, “unicorns” achieved these valuations in 2014 and 2015 – with nearly half joining the herd in 2015....
Posted: Feb 17, 2016
Liquidity, or the lack of it, is what everyone seems to be talking about relative to the bond market these days. What does it mean and why should we care? Don’t we just buy and hold bonds until they mature? Not so much anymore.  ...
Posted: Feb 15, 2016
The markets are off to a rough start this year, culminating last week with a capitulation-like sell-off that left the S&P 500 Index down 10% since January 1st.  The pull-back was triggered by many of the same worries that we experienced...
Posted: Feb 03, 2016
While breaking every established financial record in the movie industry, the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” also brought into clear focus the bifurcated state of the movie industry. Given changes in our collective...

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