Posts By: Jason Roque

Low for Long, Right? | September 1, 2017

Low for long is the mantra we hear often. The story being that interest rates will remain lower for an abnormally long period of time. Why is that? Initially it was done to stimulate a failing economy during the recession… eight plus years ago. That was how we got there,…
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Global Turmoil | August 25, 2017

With earnings season all but over, focus has shifted from corporate profits to global concerns across emerging markets. NAFTA Relations between the US and Mexico were strained this week as NAFTA talks got underway. Additionally, market’s felt turmoil on Wednesday partly in response to a rally speech where President Trump…
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The Beginning? | August 18, 2017

The start of the week looked like a new beginning.  Geo-political tensions had calmed, equity markets surged in a big way, and the storm of the prior week looked like it had been averted. Then came Thursday… Like a boat with no rudder in the storm, markets were batted around…
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Truth About Volatility | August 11, 2017

Volatility increased slightly last week, jumping from 9.90 to 15.50. Geo-political tensions were to blame for the rise… or were they? Geo-political tensions between the US and North Korea rose to a fever pitch over the last week. A war of words ensued and the markets appeared to falter as…
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The Unemployment Dilemma | August 4, 2017

Unemployment did the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) a major favor this last week as the rate fell to the lowest level in 16 years. Did it do a favor for the market though? Unemployment The unemployment report provided optimism across the board! The participation rate ticked up to 62.9%, the…
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