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Supporting Families Forward

Families Forward Learning Center prepares families living in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in life through two-generation learning programs. Natalie Perez and Kristen Mitchel handpicked items from organizations wish list and delivered the items to Families Forward on June 4, 2018.   

Newsletter – Quarter 2, 2018

French critic Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s famous quote, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” rang true in the 2nd quarter of 2018. Despite the return of volatility to the markets in 2018, after an unprecedented year of record low volatility in 2017, the 2nd longest economic expansion post World War II remains […]

Cancer Support Community Elects New Board Members

Cancer Support Community Pasadena has elected two new members — local residents Alison Gamble and Clay Marquardt — to serve on its board of directors. Gamble, a graduate of University of San Diego, is president of Gamble Jones Investment Counsel located in Pasadena. She joined the firm in 1993, became a portfolio manager in 1995, […]

Newsletter – Quarter 1, 2018

It looks like Isaac Newton’s observation under the apple tree can be applied to the stock market as well as to fruit: What goes up must come down (at least a little bit). After a strong January concluded an unusually steady two-year rise, the S&P 500 whipsawed to its first 10% correction since early 2016. […]

Market Update

During the past week, we have seen some wild swings in the market. A number of factors have likely contributed to this spike in volatility, including: 1. We are long overdue for a market correction. 2. Investors are concerned that an increase in inflation could lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates faster than […]

Newsletter – Quarter 4, 2017

Our past three quarterly letters have discussed the reasons why the stock market continues to do well.  As we enter 2018, none of these reasons have changed in any meaningful way.  Corporate earnings growth continues to be strong and will receive an additional boost in 2018 from the recent reduction in corporate tax rates.  Earnings […]

Five Acres Annual Toy Sort

Gamble Jones staff helped sort through hundreds of toys on December 14. 2017 at the Five Acres Campus. Tap Le, Justine Fonseca, Bridget Garcia, Rob Souza, Mike Erskine, Katie Roth, Kristen Mitchel, Natalie Perez, Alison Gamble