Market Summary
January 2016
Stocks ended a volatile year on a low note as both the S&P 5001 and Dow posted their worst annual performances since 2008, with the S&P 5001 down 0.7% and the Dow down 2.2%, respectively.
Just how ugly was 2015?  According to data from  Societe General, equities were still the best performing asset class for 2015.  Stock returns surpassed that of long term bonds, short-term treasury bills and commodities.  These meager returns across the board made 2015 the worst year for finding returns since 1937, when the cash-like 3-month T-Bill beat out other major asset classes with a return of 0.3%.

Even Warren Buffet experienced his worst year since 2008, with shares of Berkshire Hathaway down over 11%.
So what does this mean for us?
Our Management Philosophy

Limit downside risk and provide clients a reasonable rate of return over a market cycle.


With over five decades of combined money management experience in South Texas, you can be sure that Walter and Anthony Reyna have seen it all. This father-son pair built and developed Walter J. Reyna Inc. on the importance of hard work and strategic planning and continue to implement these core values in their business today.


The Reynas believe that wealth accumulation and protection are the result of exceptional planning, not luck. 


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Market Summary Continued
As we begin the new year, we will continue to watch oil prices and global growth (or lack thereof) very closely.  And with the Fed finally raising rates in December, we will also be looking for clues as to what they may do this year.
It's clear to us the Fed wants out of the stimulus game at this time, and we believe that, coupled with meek global growth and an oversupply of oil contributed greatly to 2015.  With that said, it is our opinion that oil will eventually bottom and start an ascent up, towards the 60-80 dollar a barrel range.  This is where most countries need oil to be just to break even.  Equity markets at this time are a mixed bag.  We don't see big things happening at this moment, but that can change.
There is a saying regarding stock markets:  As January goes, so goes the market.  Let's monitor things, keep our stop-losses in place, and hope for a prosperous 2016.

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