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At American Trust, we let our actions say it for us. You will see this in our fiduciary status, a legal requirement of loyalty; in our solutions, designed to help you achieve your goals; and above all in our people, who will treat you like family.

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Developing a plan is just the starting point; financial success is best achieved when that plan is actively monitored, managed and adjusted to your changing lifestyle.

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Prudent Investment Process

At many investment firms, each advisor has their own investment philosophy. This often leads to inconsistent and less-than-desirable outcomes for clients.  At American Trust, investment strategies are established and overseen by our Trust Investment Committee, a team of senior leaders and highly credentialed investment professionals all focused on your success.

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Your investments may change, but these core philosophies will always be present.

 

  • Allocating savings across investment categories can help lower your risk.

  • High quality assets with better historical track records can provide stability.

  • Keeping costs under control can have a positive impact over the long term.

  • Investment management for you risk capacity and tolerance.

  • Unconflicted and extensive investment option availability.

  • Provides a balanced long term evaluation of each investment relative to its peers.

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Whether you have a question you'd like us to answer or a brilliant idea you're ready to share, the team at American Trust is here to listen. When you become a part of the American Trust family, you’ll discover what our current clients already know: Fiduciary responsibility is not just a phrase in our brochure, it is our number one priority.

Stock prices pulled back slightly as the S&P 500 experienced its first weekly decline since the start of the year. The week did bring some favorable earnings surprises, with the estimated earnings growth rate now at 3.2%, up from 2.8% a week ago and 1.5% at the end of the fourth quarter.

Stock prices moved higher once again as the S&P 500 surpassed the 5,000-point threshold for the first time and marked its 14th positive week out of the past 15. After beginning negative, recent earnings results have shifted expectations markedly with fourth-quarter net income expected to rise 2.9% compared to a year ago.

Stock prices continued their trek higher as economic data outweighed hawkish Fed rhetoric. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed more than 1% overall, marking the 13th positive week out of 14 for the S&P 500.

Stock prices finished the week with gains as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average once again reached new all-time highs. Earnings growth expectations for the S&P 500 improved last week, with 25% of companies reporting actual results, the most recent estimates coming in at a decline of -1.4% for the fourth quarter and just above 0% for the calendar year 2023.

Stock prices were mixed, but most major indexes finished the week with gains as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average reached new all-time highs. Earnings season is still in the early innings, with only 10% of companies reporting actual results. S&P 500 earnings growth expectations were softened again, with the most recent estimates coming in at a decline of -1.7% for the fourth quarter and effectively 0% for the calendar year 2023.

Stock prices generally advanced as most major indexes finished the week with gains. Earnings season kicked off with several large banks that showed American consumers remain resilient. S&P 500 earnings growth expectations were softened, with the most recent forecasts coming in around 0% for the fourth quarter and 0.5% for the calendar year 2023.

For the first time in more than nine weeks, the S&P 500 ended the week lower as investor sentiment showed some signs of skepticism. Analysts have been lowering S&P 500 earnings growth expectations, with the most recent forecasts coming in around 1% for the fourth quarter and calendar year 2023.

Stock prices were mixed as the S&P 500 narrowly missed out on setting a new all-time high. The S&P 500 still managed to deliver a gain for the ninth consecutive week, the longest streak since 2004. Despite the strong results, expectations have been more pessimistic in their earnings outlooks for the fourth quarter.

Equities climbed higher last week as investors contemplated the future path of monetary policy. All sizes and styles were higher, with small-cap stocks outperforming. Growth outperformed value in large and mid-cap stocks, and small-cap stocks were higher across all styles.

Equities continued the path higher last week as better than expected economic data supported the dovish tone of the fed. All sizes and styles were higher for the week but small-cap stocks outperformed. Value outperformed in large caps but underperformed in mid and small.

Equities were mixed during the week as investors sifted through labor-related economic data. Small cap stocks outperformed large cap. Year-to-date large cap trends continued with growth outperforming value. Communication services and consumer discretionary were the best-performing sectors for the week.

Equities were higher on the week as economic data and Fed speak supported the narrative that the rate hike cycle is at the end. All size and style factors provided positive returns, but value outperformed growth, and small-cap stocks outperformed large-cap.

Stock prices continued their march higher as the S&P 500 gained 1.04% over the holiday-shortened week, marking the fourth consecutive positive week. With nearly all third-quarter results in as of Friday, the earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 is expected to be 4.3%, which would mark the first year-over-year earnings growth since Q3 of 2022.

Stock prices moved higher for the third consecutive week as a cooler-than-expected inflation report bolstered the belief that the Fed is finished with its rate-hiking campaign. Gains for the week were relatively broad-based, with the equally weighted version outperforming the S&P 500's 2.31% return by over 1%.

Stock prices continued their move higher as the S&P 500 matched its longest winning streak in nearly two decades with eight consecutive daily gains. As earnings season comes to a close for the S&P 500, earnings growth stands at 4.1%, with 81% of companies having reported EPS above estimates, which would mark the highest beat rate since Q3 2021.

Stock prices ended the week markedly higher as the S&P 500 recorded its strongest week in over a year after signs of a cooling labor market boosted confidence that the Fed may be done raising rates.

Stock prices declined again for the week as investor sentiment was lowered by the combination of elevated bond yields and geopolitical risks. Quarterly earnings for companies in the S&P 500 were mixed but generally better than expected. Following three consecutive quarters of earnings contraction and nearly 50% of companies reported, analysts are now expecting 2.7% earnings growth in the third quarter.

Stock prices declined as the combination of rising bond yields and geopolitical concerns were headwinds for risk assets. Quarterly earnings for companies in the S&P 500 were disappointing last week and are now expected to decline -0.4% in the third quarter, following three consecutive quarters of earnings contraction.

Stock prices were mixed again last week as investors shifted their focus to quarterly earnings and inflation data. Quarterly earnings were expected to decline -0.3% in the third quarter following three consecutive quarters of earnings contraction.