Brexit, not so fast


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 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...



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


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...


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


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


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


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?


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%...



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...