03|03|2016

Goodbye QE???

Through three doses of quantitative easing the Federal Reserve balance sheet has become extremely bloated; expanding roughly 500% since 2008…  Quantitative Easing comes to a close over the next...

03|03|2016

Rally On!

Last week the S & P 500 gained .77%[1], ending at a new high.  This marks 3 consecutive weeks of gains after a rough start to the 4th quarter. ...

03|03|2016

Boring=Growth

In comparison to October, November has been very mundane. The joy with boring is that volatility is down and consistent growth (all be it slow) has returned. There was...

03|03|2016

4 Tips for Allocating Your 401(k)

  Options, options, options… not usually the problem with a 401k. This creates the complicated task of getting appropriately diversified with few options. Here are some things to review...

03|03|2016

Thankful for Stimulus

Japan stumbled into recession, PMI data for Europe weakened, the Federal Reserve minutes indicated concerns about inflation, and HSBC reported weakening manufacturing data for China… So why did the...

03|03|2016

The Blind Bull

The market grew last week despite many reports of moderating economic activity. So why the growth? Most reports referenced light trade activity as why the market did not respond...

03|03|2016

Decisions by Indecision

Last week’s decision (or indecision) by OPEC to maintain current production rates for oil may just have been the alarm clock needed for many oil producing economies…  OPEC’s inability...

03|03|2016

Oil’s Slippery Slope

Supply and demand. Global demand for oil has fallen, but more importantly supply is overwhelming demand. It is not often that we are faced with this problem, to this...

03|03|2016

P-A-T-I-E-N-T

The markets rebounded this week replenishing nearly all the losses associated with the previous two weeks.  Oil prices remained subdued, so what caused the market rebound? Much like the...

03|03|2016

Week & Year in Review

Last week was fairly uneventful with markets experiencing light trade as Christmas split the week. Here is a review of last week’s data as well as a broad look...