08|09|2022

Any Gains for August? | August 5, 2022

Three straight weeks of gains nearly stalled on Friday. Does last week tell us anything about the rest of August? Monday   S&P 500 0.28% | NASDAQ 0.18% Equity markets...

08|08|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | August 5, 2022

Highlights from the August 5, 2022 Leading Indicator Watch: Nonfarm Payrolls (Jul) added 528k jobs compared to an estimated 250k. Unemployment rate fell to a pre-pandemic low, 3.5%, supporting...

08|02|2022

Fear the Bear | July 29, 2022

July gained more than we have seen since 2020. Is it sustainable or should the bears be feared? Monday   S&P 500 0.13% | NASDAQ 0.43% It was a rocky...

08|01|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 29, 2022

Highlights from the July 29th Leading Indicator Watch: GDP (QoQ)(Q2) fell again by -.9%, indicating slowing growth in the US. The NBER, however, uses other factors in ultimately determining...

07|26|2022

Markets Move North? | July 22, 2022

Markets moved north last week, but what does recent history tell us we should expect in response? Monday   S&P 500 0.84% | NASDAQ 0.81% The week opened with the...

07|25|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 22, 2022

Highlights from the July 22nd Leading Indicator Watch: Existing home sales continued their slide for a 5th consecutive month, falling -5.4% (Jun). Housing starts also fell -2% (Jun) on...

07|19|2022

Things That Go Bump…| July 15, 2022

Things were bumpy last week. Did that give us any indication of how things will go in the coming weeks? Monday                            S&P 500 1.14% | NASDAQ 2.24% The...

07|18|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 15, 2022

Highlights from the July 15th Leading Indicator Watch: Core Retail Sales (MoM)(Jun) exceeded expectations, rising 1% instead of .6% (expected). This was a positive sign even with increasing price...

07|12|2022

All in Vain? | July 8, 2022

Growth stocks puffed out their chest this last week, but was it all in vain? Monday                            S&P 500 – | NASDAQ – Happy Rebellion Day! Tuesday                            S&P...

07|11|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 8, 2022

Highlights from the July 8th Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 rose 74.06 points, ending at 3,899.39 and is down 18.19% YTD. The VIX (CBOE Volatility Index) fell to...