02|14|2019

UNDERSTANDING MARKET VOLATILITY | SEMINAR INVITATION

UNDERSTANDING MARKET VOLATILITY In life, what you focus on can make all the difference. Come join us for a 1 hour meeting and discussion on understanding market volatility and...

Negative Nancy

02|12|2019

Negative Nancy | February 8, 2019

Last week was marred by negativity at several levels. Everywhere you turned it looked like there was a Negative Nancy… Government Shutdown 2019, 2.0 Negotiations throughout last week were...

Leading Indicator Watch

02|11|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | February 8, 2019

As I write Market Thoughts this week, here are some economic indicators that caught my attention.  Click here to download the latest insights on economic activity and how they...

A Dovish Climb

02|07|2019

A Dovish Climb | February 1, 2019

Last week was a busy week and markets liked it. Between favorable earnings reports and a dovish Federal Reserve Board (FRB), markets continued their climb. Corporate Earnings The week...

Unemployment and Consumer Confidence

02|05|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | February 1, 2019

Mixed reviews coming out of Unemployment data and CB Consumer Confidence as unemployment rose 4% in response to the governnment shutdown and consumer confidence slipped from 126.6 to 120.2...

Central Bank Quandary

01|29|2019

Central Bank Quandary | January 25, 2019

For a decade, Central Banks have been responding to an unprecedented financial meltdown. They are stuck in a quandary that appears to have no end. While nearing 10 years...

Housing

01|28|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | January 25, 2019

In reviewing the Leading Indicators this week, Housing stands out:  Existing home sales fell 6.4% to 4.99M while home prices increased by 5.8% year over year through November.  View the...

Major Concerns?

01|23|2019

Major Concerns? | January 18, 2019

Markets rose last week for the fourth straight week. Did markets gloss over major concerns? The January Effect This most recent surge brought the S&P 500 performance above 6%...

Leading Indicator Watch

01|23|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | January 18, 2019

In summing up the Leading Indicator Watch this week, I’d be burying the lede if I didn’t at least mention:  The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment fell to 90.7...

Start Planning Today

01|17|2019

4 Reasons to Start Financial Planning Today

Planning for your financial future is often that thing that you know you need to do, but procrastinate the process.  Many people feel fear of not being able to...