Posts By: Jason Roque

All Talk, No Action | April 28, 2017

[1] Everyone seems bullish on our economy when you look at confidence and sentiment data. This would typically be a great indication of forward looking consumption, but what does it mean in our current environment? Stock markets are near all-time highs and corporate earnings have rebounded strongly in the last…
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Volatility Shift | April 21, 2017

Over the last few weeks we have seen volatility increase, but not all of it has been bad. There was a period of 109 days where the market did not move 1% in either direction. There were many days where it did not move even .5%. However, in the last…
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The Hope Trade | April 14, 2017

Over the last two quarters the S&P 500 has grown by 8.23%. Call it what you will, the Trump Bump, or the reflation trade… I ‘m going to call it the hope trade. Earnings had gone through a year and a half long drought leading into the third quarter earnings…
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Pretty Lights | March 31, 2017

Just a week ago it appeared the sky was falling on the reflation trade. As if completely forgetting what happened, the market has since firmed, the dollar has strengthened, and there seems to be indifference to economic risks. Can it last? With the AHCA behind us, the attention now turns…
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