The Kernutt Stokes Advisor

Stock Market: Investors Take Political Turmoil in Stride

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president have delivered surprises, scandals and controversy – none of which are considered beneficial to steady stock market performance. Yet, despite the screaming headlines, the markets generally held their own. Here are some of the issues and trends that dominated the investment sector during the past month. The Whipsaw Effect President Trump’s…

Kernutt Stokes Service Spotlight – Brewery Services

Each type of beverage manufacturer is unique in their industry and faces their own set of challenges, whether in material acquisition, manufacturing and distribution, or food safety legislation. The Kernutt Stokes Beverage Industry team specializes in services to breweries and understands the intricacies these businesses face each day. We work with our brewery clients to develop and implement a strategic…

Data Protection and Risk Mitigation

By Tom Kielty Data protection and risk mitigation are increasingly important subjects for businesses to address because modern hacking techniques have become more varied and debilitating than ever before. Due to the outward facing nature of critical line of business software in use today (email, remote office requirements, and hosted websites), there are many avenues for people who are trying…

Tip: What the Fed’s Rate Hike Means for Small Businesses

The Federal Reserve’s mid-March hike to interest rates – its second increase to base interest rates in three months – was a strong confirmation that the economy is doing well. The Fed had kept interest rates at historically low levels in order to support a recovery after the recent recession (commonly referred to as the Great Recession), which occurred, roughly,…

Stock Market: Swings and Roundabouts

March brought forth some upsets in the financial markets as the Trump Administration’s big push to repeal the Affordable Care Act hit the skids. Overall, investors received mixed signals from both the markets and from leading commentators, as the experts tried to assess the extent of the damage, if any, to President Trump’s overall agenda. On the positive side, strong…

Forest Products Spotlight

Today’s forest product companies are constantly improving to better position themselves to face market challenges such as price volatility, workplace safety, increasingly complex regulatory environment, globalization, Canadian imports, labor disputes, cash flow issues, and demand that is closely tied to residential construction. Kernutt Stokes has deep knowledge and many years of experience in the forest products industry, so we understand…