Posts By: Jason Roque

Peeling Back GDP | January 26, 2018

GDP came in at a lackluster 2.6% for the 4th Quarter, missing expectations of a 2.9% growth rate. Markets did not react as you would expect, but why? GDP was expected to be a strong 2.9% for the 4th Quarter–rounding out a year of accelerating growth.  Instead we got 2.6%…
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Blind Bull Part 2 | January 19, 2018

The markets have grown 5.11% year to date, and this last week helped that along. Economic data, however, did not support the surge. Housing for December was not promising as new housing starts fell 107K. The move, if it proves to be longer term, could be bad for construction employment….
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Rates on the Rise | January 12, 2018

Equities have surged while bonds have retreated. The rate environment has people wondering if “low for long” has finally come to an end. Globally, there seems to be a synchronization in central banker sentiment. 2018 could very well be the year they lean away from accommodation. The US had already…
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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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