Posts By: Jason Roque

Just Kidding | June 30, 2017

Economic news last week was full of information that reversed course on previous reports. Some of it was only in the news for a day before retractions began. How did the market react? European Central Bank (ECB) Probably the most notable of the ‘just kidding’ moments came after a speech…
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China on the Rise | June 23, 2017

China has been continually denied admission into the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Index. Last week that changed. Will this spell doom and gloom or prosperity to the China stock market? The MSCI index has denied access over the last three years out of concerns that many of China’s market policies…
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2 Keys to Disinflation | June 16, 2017

Recently, concerns have risen that disinflation could indicate that our economy is losing steam. 1) What is disinflation and 2) Why does it present a risk to our economy? What is disinflation? Disinflation occurs when inflation figures moderate. Prices are still increasing, but at a continued slower rate than in…
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3 KEYS TO RETIREMENT PLANNING

Retirement planning should not be taken lightly. Consider for a moment having to go back to work years after retiring, but having to take a minimum wage position because you are no longer qualified for the positions you previously held. Make sure you consider some of the following to make…
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Trouble in the Water! | June 9, 2017

Since the beginning of the year, markets have screamed ahead leaving many to wonder how long it can continue at this pace. Did a warning sign make itself apparent last week? Year to date (YTD) through June 9th the S&P 500 has grown by 8.62%. First quarter earnings were strong,…
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Jobs or No Jobs

The US markets reached all-time highs at the end of the week. But was the growth induced by growth??? The growth towards the end of the week was spurred on by weaker than expected jobs data. This market movement is not one spurred by earnings and growth, but rather the…
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