Posts By: Jason Roque

Invincible Markets | January 5, 2018

The markets started 2018 much the same way it spent most of 2017; positive economic data and surging equity prices. Economic Data Factory orders increased more than expected, by 1.3% in November. A good indicator leading into the final retail results for December that will be out in the next…
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Year in Review | December 29, 2017

The year was one of the purest in Market performance seen in decades. What lies ahead now that 2017 in officially in the books? A Look Back 2017 had many notable market run ups. In a rarity for a positive year, Large Caps out performed Small Caps. In addition, international…
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Happy Tax Reform Day! | December 22, 2017

Data and fiscal stimulus, in the way of tax reform, were slipped under the tree right before the Holidays, but we did not see the growth you would expect, why? Economic Data Housing data was in focus as existing home sales, housing starts, and home prices surged in November. Much…
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American Productivity | December 15, 2017

This last week we saw valuations increase on the hopes of fiscal stimulus (tax reform) and dovish monetary policy expectations for 2018. WHAT IS MISSING? Psst, the clue is above! FISCAL STIMULUS Typically, fiscal stimulus is reserved during bad economic conditions to assist in the reacceleration of the economy. Not…
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Fed Factor | December 8, 2017

Markets have fully priced in the Federal Reserve Board’s (FRB) anticipated rate hike on Wednesday. So, why will all eyes be on the meeting? Economic Data Data showed continued expansion this past week, but with a tone of moderation. Factory orders experienced a slight fall, but this came in the…
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