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Fox Business “After the Bell,” April 18, 2014

Tom Karsten, president and CIO at Karsten Advisors, returns to Fox Business to weigh in on the state of the market and whether investors can expect a pullback in coming weeks. “We are seeing a fully valued market, and are concerned about the potential for a correction. We are raising cash in our portfolios because, while we think there are some stocks we’d like to own, valuations are just too high right now,” he says. Click here to view video.


Fox Business “After the Bell”, March 17, 2014

Tom Karsten, president and CIO at Karsten Advisors, returns to Fox Business to discuss his economic outlook and the potential of a market pullback. Karsten shares his thoughts regarding the patterns and likelihood of a market correction. “Since the Fed began its massive stimulus over the last couple of years, we are not seeing the typical sell-offs and corrections that we were expecting,” he explains. Click here to view video.


CNBC “Closing Bell,” March 4, 2014

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, returns to CNBC to discuss the current volatility in Ukraine and its impact on the domestic market. “Long term, if the situation continues, it could be harder for the European zone as they try to recover from their recession. Any limits placed in that region could fold out and impact the developed markets,” he says. Click here to view video.


Fox Business News, "After the Bell," January 21, 2014

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on Fox Business “After the Bell” to discuss the current market environment and opportunities for investors. Tom shared his thoughts on the potential of the technology sector. “It is becoming more difficult to find value in this market, but the large-cap technology space looks promising,” he explains. Click here to view video.


Fox Business News, "After the Bell," January 21, 2014

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on Fox Business "After the Bell" to discuss the current market environment and opportunities for investors. Tom shared his thoughts on the potential of the technology sector. “It is becoming more difficult to find value in this market, but the large-cap technology space looks promising,” he explains. Click here to view video.


CNBC “Closing Bell,” December 16, 2013 

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on CNBC to discuss market movements ahead of potential tapering efforts that could begin. “I think if they do announce a taper, it could shave some points off of the market, but I still think with low interest rates into 2014, stocks are the place that investors want to be,” Karsten suggests. Click here to view video. 


MarketWatch.com, December 11, 2013

Victor Reklaitis of MarketWatch.com includes Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, in an article detailing a major drop in U.S. stocks as investors “digested” the Washington budget deal that could begin tapering. “We’re certainly seeing a pause in the market,” he says. “ Investors know stocks have had a great run this year and they’re questioning how much further equities can go.” Click here to view video. 


Fox Business News, "After the Bell," December 10, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on Fox Business “After the Bell” to weigh in on the current market environment.Tom shared his thoughts on interest rates, the technology sector, and alternative investments. “Alternatives, by their nature…are very much income oriented and we see these as a replacement for bonds in the portfolio moving forward,” he explains. Click here to view video. 


The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2013

Wall Street Journal reporter Veronica Dagher features Tom Karsten in a video segment discussing how advisors acquire other practices. Karsten weighs in on best practices for finding potential sellers. “The best method is to look for people that you may know within the industry or your community, or people that may have worked in the same brokerage firm or an industry organization that you may have been a part of,” he says. “Using familiar sources will give you more insight into their background and whether there is a good cultural fit.” Click here to view video. 


CNBC, "Closing Bell," November 18, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on CNBC “Closing Bell” to offer his insight on the state of the market, and long-term opportunities that investors should consider. “I think investors need to be selective,” he says. “We are taking cash and reallocating to specific positions, especially in the technology and energy sector.” Click here to view video. 


InvestmentNews.com, November 14, 2013

Megan Durisin of InvestmentNews.com quotes Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, in an article discussing a new study showing advisors prefer alternative investment providers with high levels of integrity and transparency. “I do think we're going to continue to see alternatives increase not only because there's a demand there, but I think we're getting away from the older days when there wasn't much transparency,” Karsten says. Click here to view video. 


WealthManagement.com, November 13, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears in a video segment for WealthManagement.com to discuss today’s financial industry and to share his business model. Besides discussing the well-rounded, family office style that his practice offers, he weighs in on the future direction of the industry. “The future is very bright,” he says. “We have a lot of baby boomers who are going to be seeking financial services and we think we are at the right spot with our business model.” Click here to view video. 


TheStreet.com, November 12, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, joins Joe Deaux of TheStreet.com in a segment discussing an increase in land leases and the effects that it’s having on oil stockpiles. “The increased number of leases over the past 3 to 5 years is putting pressure on the market, in terms of pressure on the producers to finalize those leases,” Karsten says. “We are seeing a lot of activity, not only in the drilling, but also in activity where leases are being sold to other producers in projects that may not be viable at the current price.” Click here to view video. 


Fox Business News, November 12, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, returns to Fox Business to weigh in on investor confidence and its impact on the market.Appearing alongside host Cheryl Casone, Tom shares his thoughts on investors re-emerging into the equity market. “A lot of investors feel like they have missed out this year if they haven’t been in the market and if they’ve been in a more conservative stance…now they are starting to ‘pile’ in,” he explains. Click here to view video. 


MarketWatch Radio, November 12, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, joins Larry Kofsky on MarketWatch Morning Stock Talk to discuss why the market is due for a pullback as investors take a breather. “It has now been over two years since we have seen a 10 percent correction and a lot of the liquidity that the Fed has created serves to buoy the market,” Karsten says. Click here to view video. 


CNBC, "Tomorrow in :30," October 17, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on CNBC “Tomorrow in :30” to discuss the recent market rally and opportunities for investors to consider. Tom explains that investors should look closely at earnings reports, however it’s concerning that some stocks have beat earnings only to miss revenue marks. He also weighs in on the energy and technology sector and says, “We still like the value we see in each of these spaces.” Click here to view video. 


FoxBusiness.com, October 2, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, is quoted in a FoxBusiness.com article written by Kathryn Vasel providing budgeting tips for furloughed workers. With the government shutdown in mind, Karsten explains how to use credit cards responsibly and suggests delaying any big purchases. He also explains the upside to looking for a part-time or seasonal job. “Depending on how long this goes, now is the time of year retailers are looking to add seasonal workers, which can help bring in a temporary income while lawmakers sort out their problems,” he says. Click here to view video.


Fox Business News, September 11, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on Fox Business to share his outlook on portfolio strategies in the tech sector. Karsten explains why he believes the tech sector is promising during the current state of the U.S. economy. “There is a lot of volatility and risk, but we think the market will finish higher, especially since our economy is continuing to recover,” he says. Click here to view video. 


The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2013

Veronica Dagher of The Wall Street Journal quotes Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, in an article examining why financial advisors procrastinate with their own succession planning. Karsten refers back to a personal medical issue that made him think twice about planning ahead. "It made me realize that not having a backup or replacement was irresponsible," he says. Click here to view video.


CNBC, "Closing Bell," August 20, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on CNBC “Closing Bell” to offer his insight on where the market is headed and long-term opportunities that investors should consider. “We think there are good values right now in individual stocks and sectors. We’re taking advantage of that and placing money into those specific areas,” he explains. Click here to view video. 


InvestmentNews, August 19, 2013

Liz Skinner of InvestmentNews quotes Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, in an article about the advantages of technology and how it has helped advisors better serve their clients. Karsten explains that with specific software, he can implement successful investment models and plans for clients with lower assets.“We've really been able to harness this technology for clients under $1 million,” he says. Click here to view video. 


FoxBusiness.com, August 16, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, was quoted in an article about smart financial tips for college freshman. Karsten explains the importance of credit building while in college. “It’s more than just the amount of debt and letting that pile up, it’s addressing those types of issues or disputes when they come up to make sure they’re resolved so the credit score isn’t negatively impacted,” he says. Click here to view video. 


Reuters TV, July 12, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears in a Reuters TV segment alongside host Fred Katayama to discuss the future of the bond market. As bond yields continue to rise, Karsten offers insight on scaling back from exposure in that area, and outlines other opportunities that may be beneficial. He recommends a three-part strategy, which includes betting against treasuries, shortening the duration of bonds, and looking into stable value funds. Click here to view video.


Reuters TV, July 10, 2013

Fred Katayama of Reuters TV features Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, in a segment outlining the latest Central Bank meeting. While economists believed the Fed would begin tapering its stimulus this September, Karsten explains why he thinks otherwise. “There is insufficient economic data to justify a tapering of the stimulus money before the end of this year,” he says. Click here to view video. 


Fox Business News, July 10, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears live on the NYC set of Fox Business to discuss how the state of the economy and ongoing Fed programs are affecting investors. “We’re in the late stages of this rally, which is being driven by liquidity and any news from the Fed can have a big impact,” he says. Click here to view video. 


MarketWatch Radio, July 3, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears as a guest alongside MarketWatch Radio host Larry Kofsky to discuss market outlook. Karsten weighs in on global concerns, such as the current unrest in Egypt and uncertain growth in China, and offers how it may impact investors. “There continues to be a lot of concern over instability around the world and although it seems to have moderated over the last few weeks, the overall fear is whether the issues overseas have an impact here in the US.” Click here to view video. 


CNBC, "Tomorrow in :30," June 24, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on CNBC “Tomorrow in :30” to offer his outlook on where the market is headed in the short and long-term. Karsten touches on the economic recovery and slow growth rate, offering investment opportunities to consider in the current environment.

“Investors should add positions to their portfolio in fixed income and equities, focusing on the energy and tech sector, and possibly alternatives as we move forward,” he says. Click here to view video. 


The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2013

Alexandra Scaggs of The Wall Street Journal quotes Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, in an article detailing market movements and investors’ concern over Fed bond-buying programs. Karsten explains that in the current environment, his firm has been increasing high-yielding shares into stock holdings. “We’re going to continue to see volatility, and given what I would call mediocre economic data, we don’t think there is enough reward for the potential risk,” he says. Click here to view video. 


Fox Business, "Markets Now," May 30, 2013

Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, appears on Fox Business “Markets Now” to weigh in on how current tax and fiscal policies are impacting the market. “We have seen a great deal of stimulus poured into the economy by the Fed over the last few years, however, I think this stimulus will have a price in the long-term,” Karsten explains. Click here to view video. 


MSNMoney, May 28, 2013

Michael Brush of MSNMoney quotes Tom Karsten, President and CIO at Karsten Advisors, in an article outlining energy stocks as investment plays. “One reason energy stocks are weak is that investors perceived Obama to be hostile to energy, given the foot-dragging on approval of a pipeline from Canada through the US,” Karsten says. “But the recent approval of a new liquid natural gas processing facility in Texas may have investors changing their view on Obama and energy, which would put a bid under energy stocks.” Click here to view video,