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...

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...

Details

03|06|2019

Devil in the Details | March 1, 2019

Bonds have been in a 35-year bull market. This is nothing new, however, the shift in investor behavior during this expansion is. The devil is in the details. As...

Old World, Old Problems

02|27|2019

Old World, Old Problems | February 22, 2019

Last week was marked by old problems out of the ‘Old World’.  Europe managed to continue to be a distraction and introduced uncertainty into an otherwise positive week. Brexit...

02|19|2019

Life of the Party | February 15, 2019

Last week’s article was littered with Negative Nancy’s. This week, many of them have become the life of the party. At least for now… Government Shutdown A shutdown was...

Negative Nancy

02|12|2019

Negative Nancy | February 8, 2019

Last week was marred by negativity at several levels. Everywhere you turned it looked like there was a Negative Nancy… Government Shutdown 2019, 2.0 Negotiations throughout last week were...

A Dovish Climb

02|07|2019

A Dovish Climb | February 1, 2019

Last week was a busy week and markets liked it. Between favorable earnings reports and a dovish Federal Reserve Board (FRB), markets continued their climb. Corporate Earnings The week...

Central Bank Quandary

01|29|2019

Central Bank Quandary | January 25, 2019

For a decade, Central Banks have been responding to an unprecedented financial meltdown. They are stuck in a quandary that appears to have no end. While nearing 10 years...

Major Concerns?

01|23|2019

Major Concerns? | January 18, 2019

Markets rose last week for the fourth straight week. Did markets gloss over major concerns? The January Effect This most recent surge brought the S&P 500 performance above 6%...

market

01|15|2019

Buyers Beware | January 11, 2019

Last week, three weeks in a row of market gains!  Are we out of the woods or should buyers beware? Data last week was meaningful to the landscape of...