3Q-2019 Small Cap Growth

Volatility and Risk Puts Shine on Value Market Update The market had a lot to contend with during the course of the third quarter as trade tensions with China escalated, bond prices rallied, then retreated and rallied again, 2yr-10yr yield curve inverted then steepened, the devaluation of the Yuan, the persistent strength in the U.S. […] Read More

2Q-2019 Small Cap Growth

Global Economic Slowdown Causes FED to Change Path Market Update The path of broad market returns proved more volatile in the second quarter as the market adjusted to changing trade rhetoric and decelerating trends in global economic growth.  Despite the month-to month intra-quarter … (Click Here to see more) Read More

In Memorial: Dr. Joseph A. Besecker

In Memorial: Emerald Remembers and Celebrates Dr. Joseph A. Besecker  Team Emerald lost one of its own on August 4th, as Research Associate Dr. Joseph A. Besecker passed away after a long and courageous battle against cancer. “Dr. B” was so much more than a member of the research team, as the father of our […] Read More

3Q-2018 Small Cap Growth

Domestic Earning Propel Growth Market Update The growth vs. value and small vs. large capitalization leadership tug-of-war continued during the third quarter, with large capitalization stocks and growth stocks resuming their respective leadership positions.  Large capitalization stocks, as measured by the Russell 1000 … (Click Here to see more) Read More

Emerald Asset Management & 1251 Capital Group

Emerald Asset Management and 1251 Capital Group completed the transaction through which 1251 has acquired a partnership stake in Emerald.  1251 and Emerald will work together to further strengthen and grow Emerald’s investment management business. Click HERE to read the press release. Read More

2Q-2018 Small Cap Growth

Small Caps at the Top of the Class Market Update Small capitalization stocks take the lead versus larger capitalization stocks.  The shift in market capitalization leadership that began in March, with small capitalization stocks outpacing their large capitalization brethren, carried through the second quarter… (Click Here to see more) Read More

Emerald Advisers Announces Addition to Management Team

Emerald Asset Management, Inc., an investment holding company with approximately $5.4 billion in assets as of December 31, 2017, has announced that subsidiary company Emerald Advisers, Inc. has hired Mark F. Schlegel, CFA as Senior Vice President – Client Relations & Business Development. His responsibilities include maintaining and expanding Emerald’s extensive relationships with consultants and […] Read More

1Q-2018 Small Cap Growth

Volatility Returns Market Update What a difference three months makes. After a strong start to January with the S&P 500 advancing 7.5% in the first 18 days of trading, the S&P 500 over the proceeding weeks retraced erasing early gains and finishing the quarter down 0.8% as… (Click Here to see more) Read More

2017 Year-End Review

The Emerald Advisers Small Cap Growth team reviews the 4th quarter of  2017 and offers insights and outlook for the year ahead. Click Here to read the 4th Quarter 2017 Small Cap Growth strategy review and commentary. Read More

4Q-2017 Small Cap Growth

The Market Ends a Strong Year on a Strong Note Market Update 2017 was a record year for the S&P 500. While the 500’s total return of 21.8% was certainly notable, it wasn’t the return that set records, it was the index’s seemingly unrelenting advance. In the process of hitting all-time highs 62 times during […] Read More

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