03|03|2016

5.0

Ah, the 5.0, it use to be the status symbol of cool; perhaps somethings never change… With the unemployment rate falling to 5.0% this past Friday, the Federal Reserve...

03|03|2016

Baked In

Markets retreated last week, potentially baking in the assumption that the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) will likely increase rates in December. What led to these assumptions? Baking in a...

03|03|2016

Inflate This!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This is not about footballs! Inflation data over the last week has pointed to an underlying theme of firming prices. US Inflation data came in at...

03|03|2016

Ready, Set, Shop!

Consumption is up and the holiday season is underway! Now let us hope the markets follow suit… Consumption Conundrum Good news, 3rd quarter GDP was revised up to 2.1%...

03|03|2016

ECB vs FRB

Markets received a double dose of bad news on Thursday. The reaction was bad, but the Friday bounce back was epic! Central Banks On Thursday there was news of...

03|03|2016

Really, Oil!

Oil prices fell along with the broad markets as concerns over the global economic slowdown persisted. Oil Markets were resilient a week ago Friday in response to OPEC announcing...

03|03|2016

FRB Gag Gift!

Apparently, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) has a sense of humor. An interest rate hike right before the holidays… Great! FRB In a very expected move, the FRB increased...

03|03|2016

Week & Year in Review

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

03|03|2016

More of The Same?

Happy New Year! The markets ended the year the same way the spent most of it, with a sputter. The Christmas bump occurred, then in light trade the week...

03|03|2016

2015 Hangover

The year started with a screaming market… Just screaming in the wrong direction… That screaming has left us looking for some Advil and volatility under 20. US The week...