Posts By: Jason Roque

Market Waves | July 21, 2017

Volumes are soft, price to earnings are high, and trading is quietly positive. Could all of this represent the calm before the storm. Volumes Market volumes have been fairly suppressed over the last 8 years. Trading volume of the S&P 500 are running at about 2B shares a day since…
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The Meddling Ref | July 14, 2017

In recent months, the shifting stance of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) has caused markets to ebb and flow. The FRB is supposed to be predictable! Transparency:  That is what the FRB strives toward. The more transparent they are, the less shock waves will ripple through financial markets.  Fail. It…
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Peeling Back Unemployment | July 7, 2017

There are several aspects to the unemployment report. The headline rate rose last month–which is typically a sign of a weakening job market. Was that the case this time? Because the overall unemployment rate can be deceiving at times, let’s take a look at the components that make up the…
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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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