Unemployment and Consumer Confidence

04|15|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | April 12, 2019

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

Patience

04|10|2019

The Relentless Bull | April 5, 2019

Fear of a recession led headlines two weeks ago and suddenly markets surge for the last week.  Why? Concerns of a recession may have been overblown… The 3-month treasury...

manufacturing

04|08|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | April 5, 2019

Our market indicators show strong Unemployment, M2 Money Supply, and ISM Manufacturing & Services numbers and the S&P 500 is up 15.39% year to date.  Meanwhile, Non-Defense Capital Goods...

04|03|2019

Financial Future Services Announcement! | April 2, 2019

Dear Clients and Partners, We are happy to announce that we have relocated our office within Monument, CO!  We would love to show you our new space at 1824...

IRA

04|01|2019

3 Keys to a Traditional IRA

As a long time funding option, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs AKA Individual Retirement Arrangements) evolved in recent years to become more practical. Here are a few key things to...

gift

03|26|2019

The Gift | March 22, 2019

The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) gave markets a gift last week. This gift may prove to be just the thing we did not need. The Decision The FRB announced...

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...