03|03|2016

Central Bank Party

Apparently the party rages on for Central Banks. They continue to incentivize markets and spending without a care for the consequences… Have you ever been to a party that...

03|03|2016

October, Don’t Go!

October turned out to be the best performing month on the market in 4 years. What did it and can it continue? No! No suspense, just no! The S...

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...