Trade Implications | May 10, 2019

Trade concerns marred markets last week. A 15% tariff increase, potential tariffs on additional goods, and the threat of retaliation all carried implications for markets. The Rise Last summer...


Leading Indicator Watch | May 10, 2019

Decent economic news coming out of the leading indicators this week with one exception:  The S&P 500 fell 64.24 points last week and VIX (the CBOE measure of volatility)...



Unemployment’s Deception | May 3, 2019

Unemployment fell to an amazing 3.6%, a level last seen in 1970! The markets lauded the achievement with a strong advance on Friday. So, what is the deception? Wage...



Leading Indicator Watch | May 3, 2019

Ahead of Market Thoughts, let’s look at some economic indicators to start our week!  Click here to view the latest insights on economic activity and how they are impacting...



Strong GDP??? | April 26, 2019

Markets were supported by better than expected earnings, a dovish Bank of Japan (BOJ), and Stronger GDP out of the US… or was it?!?! Corporate Earnings US corporate earnings...


Leading Indicator Watch | April 26, 2019

Our indicators share positive news this week!  The S&P 500, Consumer Sentiment, New Home Sales, and Core Durable Goods Orders all rose last week.  Click here to take a...



Growth Concerns | April 19, 2019

The week started optimistically as growth appeared to re-emerge in China. This also raised concerns domestically, why? China GDP data released last week for China showed improvement over the...

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Leading Indicator Watch | April 19, 2019

Services PMI indicator hit fresh lows in April, coming in at 52.9–the lowest level since December of 2017.  Building permits and housing fell in March.  It’s not all bad...



The Goldilocks Nightmare | April 12, 2019

Last week was a good week for markets. Fed minutes, Inflation data, and potential trade deals all gave reason for optimism. So, what is the Goldilocks Nightmare? Goldilocks A...

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3 Keys to a ROTH IRA

Even though ROTH IRAs have been around since 1997, many people still do not utilize this valuable option. Here are three key reasons you should consider a ROTH IRA:...