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At Pacific Global Investment Management Company, we are value investors. We use patience and discipline as we seek to buy high quality, well-positioned companies at attractive prices. As focused investors, we know each company in which we invest, how it operates and what makes it successful. Click to watch the PG WELCOME VIDEO.
Chairman and President George A. Henning shares his vision for Pacific Global.
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During the first half of 2015, the stock market was relatively calm with the indices remaining within a historically narrow range. In the third quarter, markets sold off and volatility increased in response to a series of events including Greek bailout negotiations, concerns of an economic slowdown in China, and the Federal Reserve’s decision in September to delay raising interest rates; from peak to trough, the S&P 500® Index declined 12.0%, the Russell Midcap® Index fell 12.4%, and the Russell 2000® Index of small companies tumbled 16.0%. In the fourth quarter, though, global economic concerns eased. And, on the strength of solid employment data, the Fed announced the first interest rate increase since 2006. The move, along with the Fed’s comments emphasizing a gradual pace of future rate hikes, prompted a market rally; even so, the markets finished the year slightly lower.
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Periodically, we look to provide insight from portfolio managers on the market and management of their portfolios. Following is a conversation about the factors impacting the markets with George Henning.
Click to download “What Portfolio Managers have to Say about the Markets”
During the first half of 2015, global economic and political concerns seemed to preoccupy investors. Concerns about the timing of the Federal Reserve’s long-awaited interest rate increase, the stop-and-start negotiations over Greece’s bailout program, and the downturn in energy markets provided few incentives.
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