Author Archives: Kevin Mahn

About Kevin Mahn

Kevin D. Mahn joined Parsippany, NJ based Hennion & Walsh as a Managing Director in 2004. Currently serving as the President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Hennion & Walsh Asset Management, Mr. Mahn is responsible for all of the Wealth and Asset Management products and services offered at the Firm including fee-based money management and the various portfolio strategies within the SmartTrust® series of Unit Investment Trusts (UITs). Mr. Mahn was also the former portfolio manager of the SmartGrowth® Mutual Funds.

September 2014 Update from the FOMC

As I mentioned in my post last week, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) commenced its sixth meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 16. At the end of the two-day meeting, the Committee provided an update on U.S. …Read more

Some Background on the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee

On September 16 and 17, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) is scheduled to have their next meeting. This twelve-person committee of the Federal Reserve uses its meetings, which typically occur eight times per year, to help set the …Read more

Europe is leading from Behind thus far in 2014

In an earlier blog posting this year, we forecasted a high, single-digit gain for the S&P 500 index over the course of 2014 but contended that U.S. stock market returns would likely be outpaced in 2014 by certain International – …Read more

2nd Quarter Results show Earnings and Revenue Growth

Earnings season is about half way over as 228 of the S&P 500 companies have reported 2nd quarter 2014 results as of July 28. Since the latest economic recession occurred six years ago, many companies have cut costs and gone …Read more

All REITs are not Housing

REITs Should Continue to Perform Well in a Rising Rate Environment Many investors are starting to look at Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) again in light of the strong performance that this asset class has achieved thus far in 2014.  …Read more