Budgeting Existing Home sales

03|25|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | March 22, 2019

Existing home sales, which makes up 90% of the market rose by a whopping 11.8% or 580K houses, tops our leading indicator watch for the week of March 22,...

Brexit, not so fast

03|19|2019

Brexit, Not so Fast | March 15, 2019

You lost me at Brexit… It is the political (and economic) event that just will not go away fast.  So last week was no exception as 2 major votes...

Retail Consumer Sentiment

03|18|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | March 15, 2019

Consumer Goods and Materials as well as Consumer Sentiment are showing positive gains last week in our weekly review of Leading Indicators.  Retail sales rose in response to a...

self-fulfilling

03|13|2019

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy | March 8, 2019

Last week markets retreated. Data was strong in some regards, but adjusted projections brought about a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Bond Buying  First, the European Central Bank (ECB) introduced a new bond buying...

Money

03|11|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | March 8, 2019

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

Details

03|06|2019

Devil in the Details | March 1, 2019

Bonds have been in a 35-year bull market. This is nothing new, however, the shift in investor behavior during this expansion is. The devil is in the details. As...

Housing

03|04|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | March 1, 2019

Housing reports lead the leading indicator story for last week with building permits little changed at 0.3%, housing starts fell 11.2% while home prices roses 5.6% (year over year)...

Old World, Old Problems

02|27|2019

Old World, Old Problems | February 22, 2019

Last week was marked by old problems out of the ‘Old World’.  Europe managed to continue to be a distraction and introduced uncertainty into an otherwise positive week. Brexit...

02|26|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | February 22, 2019

Before I publish Market Thoughts this week, let’s take a look at the leading indicators!  Good news coming out of Manufacturing & Services, Unemployment, the S&P 500, and the...

02|20|2019

UNDERSTANDING MARKET VOLATILITY | SEMINAR INVITATION

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