Investment Viewpoint

Investment Viewpoint 2018-12-24T18:24:48+00:00

Dr. Tiemann’s Perspective on Markets, News and Investment-Related Issues

There is a lot going on in the investment world. In order to make sense of it, Dr. Tiemann provides regular written assessments specifically covering three distinct areas:  I. Reviewing the financial markets;  II. Providing noteworthy news and business updates;  III. Miscellaneous investment and finance issues.  The following sections provide a more detailed explanation of each of these three areas and quick links to get there but you can also use the main menu.

I. Market Reviews

Every month, Dr. Tiemann writes a market review that puts the movement of the major markets into focus in the context of other specific news of economic and political events.  At the end of each quarter, the market movements from the prior three months is also reported on from more of a macroeconomic perspective.  These market reviews are included as part of Dr. Tiemann’s reports to his clients on a monthly basis but they are also posted to the current Market Review page. Market reviews are all organized by year: click here to go to 2018 Market Reviews.

II. News & Updates

Periodically there is a noteworthy news report or a TIA business update that Dr. Tiemann or his team think are worth highlighting.  These are published on the News & Updates page, often with a brief summary and link to the underlying article.  Once in a while, these are original articles written by Dr. Tiemann of a shorter length or may be a brief report on when Dr. Tiemann has been quoted by a reporter within an article published by a third-party news organization.  Click on the slider below to see a recent TIA News item.

Holiday Greetings 2018

December 23rd, 2018|

We want to thank everyone for your support throughout the year and wish you the best for the coming year.  We are especially grateful for your support at this sad time, while we mourn [...]

Honoring Kathy Hughes Anderson

December 15th, 2018|

By Valerie Gardner, posted on December 15, 2018, updated December 28, 2018 It is with sudden and stunning sorrow that we find ourselves entering the holiday season without our long-time friend and colleague, Kathy Hughes [...]

Investments based on Science Fact, rather than Science Fiction

November 26th, 2018|

By Valerie Gardner Joseph Mariathasan makes an important point in an article published in Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE), called "Nuclear Power - An Update." In it he reflects on the problems associated with exaggerations [...]

Taking Stock of Known Risks to Future Returns

October 12th, 2018|

By Valerie Gardner Since our founding in 2002, we have seen it as our job to help our clients invest prudently in the market, in order to participate in the overall market growth and [...]

Introducing our new website

April 12th, 2018|

Written by Valerie Gardner, TIA Principal & Business Manager, April 12, 2018 Welcome!  We are pleased to introduce a new Tiemann Investment Advisor website to those coming to visit us online.  We are now located [...]

Corporate Scandals Have a Cost for Investors

March 27th, 2018|

Post of Barrons article quoting Dr. Tiemann Author Vito J. Racanelli published an article entitled "Corporate Scandals Have a Cost for Investors" in Barrons, in which he discussed the phenomena of Corporate America's multitude of [...]

  • 2017 Holiday Greetings from Tiemann Investment Advisors

Holiday Greetings 2017

December 21st, 2017|

Wishing you special joy and love this holiday season and the whole year through. Our best to you and yours for a wonderful 2018!

  • Painting of Captain Williams A. Leidesdorff

Are Banks Necessary?

November 29th, 2017|

In today's increasingly digital economy, we can get through our day without ever having to touch cash, write a check or go to a bank. The question of what "money" is emerges as we consider [...]

III. Viewpoint Notes

Dr. Tiemann ‘s unique viewpoint expresses itself in a series of engaging essays — what we call “notes” — written on a variety of topics. With more than fifty published notes tracing back to even prior to 2002, Dr. Tiemann has covered many of the essential issues pertaining to investment theory, the financial industry, portfolio management, fiscal and monetary policies, trends like bitcoin and much more.  Notes are longer-form essays which delve into great depth on a specific topic that happens to be of interest to Dr. Tiemann, such as asking “What is Money?”   These are posted as PDF documents in reverse chronological order and can be accessed from the Viewpoint Notes page, using the animated slider or the archive (which takes you to the note’s “landing page,” from where the PDF can be accessed.) Currently, Dr. Tiemann has been conducting historical research into how banking developed during the Gold Rush era and recently published a note entitled “Banking Without Banks.”  He’s been finding a lot of interesting historical information, so we are looking forward to seeing more notes published in this area.  Click on the below slider to access Dr. Tiemann’s notes.