10 Jul 2018
July 10, 2018

Half Way Through 2018

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We’re half way through 2018. Amazing! Second quarter was not the jolt we experienced in the 2nd half of the 1st quarter but more of a give and take. Equities, especially emerging markets, pulled back. Bond proxy positions such as real estate and utilities rebounded. The factors ruling over the market continued to be the.. read more →

11 Apr 2018
April 11, 2018

First Quarter Volatility

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The first quarter was a gas, a real gas. Until it ran out of gas. Market traders burned their way through January as if there was no limit to their optimism. It was wonderful until it wasn’t. When the market got the jitters of a 14-year old on his first date you knew volatility was.. read more →

Happy New Year! Skipping ahead to the 1st quarter of 2018. Will this stock market ever stop going up? Yes. The 4th quarter results were driven by the expected FED decision to raise rates by .25%, the Republicans’ passage of a tax cut bill, the weakening of the U.S. dollar, investors from the sidelines throwing.. read more →

25 Oct 2017
October 25, 2017

3rd Quarter 2017

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It’s been a good year for the US stock market. The 3rd quarter was the first slow patch the market has hit. While 3rd quarter earnings are reflecting that slowdown, the major indexes still managed to report out new all-time highs. That even though the small caps briefly moved into the negative for the year.. read more →

19 Jul 2017
July 19, 2017

First half of 2017… In the Books

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The first half of 2017 is in the books.  And perhaps the best performing half of the year is behind us.  Or, maybe not.  The Trump presidential win and the market’s belief that his healthcare, tax, and regulation reform would drive positive market conditions was the driving force for the first 6 months of 2017. .. read more →