Posts By: Jason Roque

A Chance for Tailwinds!

A dovish Federal Reserve Board (FRB), falling oil reserves, strengthening European PMI data… the markets went up, right? Wrong! The markets shed a little weight for the first time since early February. The week was marked by dovish language from the FRB, as well as oil inventories that reflected a…
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The Battle of Hawks & Doves

There seems to be some discord in the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Let the battle begin! Several members of the FOMC came out two weeks ago as proponents of a rate hike as soon as April, five to be exact. They are firmly in belief that the economy is…
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Oil & Doves

Oil firming, A dovish Federal Reserve Board (FRB), and the falling dollar… Is this a recipe for a rally??? Oil prices have been firming since February 11th. Last week they took a step back as inventories and drilling were higher than expected. This is likely a temporary impact as volatility…
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Oil Rally

 5 weeks of gains on the oil and stock markets put us into positive territory for the year on equity markets; while oil cross into the $40 range. February 11th marked the market lows. Since that point markets have rattled off 5 weeks in a row of gains. Fears of…
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Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday bull Market! Last Wednesday marked the 7th year since the market bottomed out in 2009. Since the bottoming of the equity markets 7 years ago, we have seen US quantitative easing, an inflation scare, a debt ceiling debacle, operation twist, a government shutdown, taper tantrums, Eurozone breaking the…
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Digging Deeper

The markets continued to drag themselves up off the mat this week as it logged its third consecutive week of gains. What got us there? US Data The week did not have a promising start, as pending home sales for January contracted 2.5% in January[1]. It did not seem to…
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