01|20|2021

Soft Patch | January 15, 2021

It was a soft patch in the market last week. Will it continue or was sentiment more temporal? Monday Markets opened the week down. Growth momentum stocks pulled back...

01|12|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | January 8, 2021

Lots to unpack from the leading indicators for Jan. 8, 2021. Please review my notes at https://ffsinv.com/indicators-1-8-21/ and look at the daily economic breakdown in Market Thoughts this week.

01|12|2021

Sustainable Gains? | January 08, 2021

Last week was a busy week that led to gains. Is it sustainable looking to the rest of January? Monday Focus very quickly shifted from what could be, to...

01|05|2021

Year in Review | January 1, 2021

The year ended strong. Here is a review of the week, but also, what is in store for January and the rest of 2021? Monday The week opened with...

01|04|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | December 31, 2020

A light bit of reporting for the weekly leading indicators to close the year: The S&P 500 closed the year up 16.26%; while Initial Jobless Claims were down from...

12|29|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | December 24, 2020

Housing fell from the previous month and missed expectations, Core Durable Goods Orders, Consumer Confidence and Sentiment are also down. Let’s take a look at the other leading indicators...

12|29|2020

The Santa Rally | December 25, 2020

The Santa Claus rally is underway. Will it deliver through the end of the year? Monday The week got off to a rough start. Markets were down nearly 2%...

12|23|2020

Leading Indicator Watch | December 18, 2020

Core Retail Sales dropped for November and Initial Jobless Claims rose again for the week. Visit Market Thoughts at https://ffsinv.com/category/market-thoughts/ for my weekly detailed take on the markets and...

12|22|2020

Pushing the Market | December 18, 2020

Markets rose, as did COVID cases last week. What is pushing the market higher? Monday The week kicked off much the way it had ended the week before. The...

12|15|2020

Fading Silver Lining

Markets ended up fading 1% last week. Are there lasting concerns or an underlying silver lining? Monday The week opened with a sputter as focus shifted to the never-ending...