Posts By: Jason Roque

European Recession?

 US markets advanced last week while the European outlook has continued to deteriorate.   Jobs Report The June jobs report was much stronger than expected. The May report which only showed an addition of 38,000 jobs was revised down to 11,000, which is a dramatic stall of the employment markets….
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What Brexit???

A week ago the sky was falling as England left the European Union (EU), markets bled out 3.6%, the ¥ fell below 100. It is amazing how much changes in a week…   A week after the sky fell, the S&P 500 grew 3.22%. This bounce back allowed the S&P…
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Brexit Toll

Markets anticipated the British referendum to result in a ‘stay’ vote and were caught off guard; causing a strong sell off Friday. What does it mean for the long-term? Markets anticipated a ‘stay’ result as marked by the 1.5% increase on Thursday, only to sell off 3.5% on Friday after…
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Head for the Brexit

The week saw a wild ride landing about 1% lower than the week before. Most of the turbulence came from England’s impending referendum on Brexit… For most of the week markets shed weight in anticipation of the referendum in England. The vote being on whether or not to exit the…
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Jobs Report Hangover

Typically, a hangover is a bad thing, but given the soft Jobs report from a week ago this hangover has been a win-fall for markets! US Data Federal Reserve Board (FRB) chair, Janet Yellen, made comments that omitted the term “in the coming months” when discussing a rate hike. This…
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Best Laid Plans

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) has been working hard for 2 weeks to make sure the markets expect a June rate hike. That may have all come crashing down this past Friday! US Data The week started out fairly good. Oil inventories were down and optimism was up,…
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Selling The Fed

Strong US Real Estate Data was one of several pieces supporting market advances last week. So much so, that hawkish Federal Reserve committee comments didn’t dampen demand. US Data Domestic data supported market sentiment as the 2nd estimate of first quarter GDP improved from 0.5% to 0.8% annualized[1]. While GDP was…
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Fear The Fed

Market data was great this last week, with strong housing data, improved industrial production, and softening core inflation data. By the way, the Federal Reserve decided to screw everything up… US Data Monday came with news that Berkshire Hathaway had purchased $1B in Apple stock on its recent woes. This…
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Unlucky Friday

Friday the 13th… often marred by the stigma of being an unlucky day. Holding to form, this past Friday markets shed 1%. The question should be, was the down-turn warranted? US Data Job openings, as measured by the JOLT’s report came in at 5.757 million openings[1]. A great measure of…
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Week Two

After 10 weeks of steady gains, the market has now rattled off two straight weeks of losses. Are the bears coming back or is a prelude to a bull run? There is nothing wrong with being cautious and fearing that this could be the start to another slide like last…
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