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  • Wizards and gods
    Wizards and gods

    Market Summary – 1st Quarter, 2018 “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first...

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  • A Christmas tree story
    A Christmas tree story

    Market Summary – 4th Quarter, 2017 “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long...

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  • Patience….is….a….virtue
    Patience….is….a….virtue

    Market Summary – 3rd Quarter, 2017 “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room...

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  • 2017 Speaker Series: Lesley Stahl
    2017 Speaker Series: Lesley Stahl

      The 2017 MPMG Speaker Series Event, held on August 10, began with Senior Portfolio Manager and Principal Harrison...

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  • The Madness of Crowds
    The Madness of Crowds

    Market Summary – 2nd Quarter, 2017 “Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes.”   ...

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  • I’m not emotional…I just have a FEELING!
    I’m not emotional…I just have a FEELING!

    Market Summary – 1st Quarter, 2017 “I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually...

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  • A new year, a new economic course…now what?
    A new year, a new economic course…now what?

    Market Summary – 4th Quarter, 2016 “Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in.”     ...

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  • “Investors take stock of a Trumped-up market”
    “Investors take stock of a Trumped-up market”

    Senior Portfolio Manager Phil Grodnick prominently quoted in the Star Tribune business section in regards to the market’s response...

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  • Don’t move to Canada….yet
    Don’t move to Canada….yet

    Market Summary – 3rd Quarter, 2016 “There is only one redeeming thing about this whole election. It will be over...

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  • 2016 Speaker Series: P.J. O’Rourke
    2016 Speaker Series: P.J. O’Rourke

      The 2016 MPMG Speaker Series event, held on August 11, began with Portfolio Manager Rob Britton providing a...

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  • July 2016 – Market and Portfolio Update
    July 2016 – Market and Portfolio Update

    MPMG was pleased to have Best-Selling Author and Leading Political Satirist P.J. O’Rourke speak at our 11th annual Speaker Series...

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  • Market Summary – 2nd Quarter, 2016
    Market Summary – 2nd Quarter, 2016

    “UK votes to leave EU Oil prices tumble/China’s economy stumbles Ebola reaches epidemic proportions U.S. faces “fiscal cliff” Arab...

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  • Show me the…cash flow!
    Show me the…cash flow!

    Market Summary – 1st Quarter, 2016 “…volatility is almost universally used as a proxy for risk. Though this pedagogic assumption...

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  • The best of times…the worst of times
    The best of times…the worst of times

    Market Summary – 3rd Quarter, 2015 Following the pain of September’s sell off – with all indices down sharply –...

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  • Bond market is speaking; who is listening?
    Bond market is speaking; who is listening?

    The Federal Reserve remains vague regarding the timing of interest rate hikes, however the bond market is already taking...

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  • It ain’t easy being green
    It ain’t easy being green

    For years alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power have been promoted as substitutes for oil and...

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  • Hoarders
    Hoarders

    When famed bank robber Willie Sutton (“Slick Willie”) was asked in 1934 why he robbed banks, he allegedly replied...

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  • Food for thought, literally.
    Food for thought, literally.

    On Monday, Chipotle announced that it was switching completely to ingredients that do not contain genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”)....

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  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Strong Dollar?
    Who’s Afraid of the Big Strong Dollar?

    With earnings season underway, much has been made of the strong dollar negatively impacting the earnings of U.S. corporations....

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  • A stronger dollar, falling oil and rising interest rates…oh my!
    A stronger dollar, falling oil and rising interest rates…oh my!

    Market Summary – 1st Quarter, 2015 The causes, risks and opportunities that await investors. We are in the midst...

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