CPI, FRB, Tariffs


Reason for Pause | July 12, 2019

  AUTHOR:  Jason J Roque, CFP®, APMA® TITLE:  Investment Adviser Rep—CCO TAGS:  CPI, FRB, TARIFFS, TRADE The economy has been void of inflation for quite some time now.  Last...

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Faded Confidence | July 5, 2019

[1] AUTHOR: Jason J. Roque, CFP®, APMA® TITLE:      Investment Adviser Rep – CCO TAGS:       TRADE, FRB, INTEREST RATES Last week markets were mixed as the week started strong and...



Patience Is a Loss | June 28, 2019

Last week markets shed a bit of weight, but, a closer look is needed. Investor patience actually led to the loss experienced. The Good News With all three major...

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Central Bank Free for All | June 21, 2019

Last week, markets had a free for all after central banks around the world committed to preventing the slowing global economy, but what now? Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) The...


Stable Volatility | June 14, 2019

Markets were up slightly last week, but you would not know that by looking at volatility. Why did volatility remain elevated while markets stayed stable? Mexico – US On...


Driving Markets Up | June 7, 2019

Markets grinded up last week even as tensions rose and economic data continued to show weakness. So, what is driving markets up?   Trade Tensions Tensions escalated on two...



All-In on Trade | May 31, 2019

Trade disputes escalated last week advancing the battle with China and opening a new front against Mexico. The world seems to be all-in on trade. China- US China was...

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Mounting Clouds | May 24, 2019

Clouds are mounting around the global economy and it appears no one is safe. What happened?  When or will the storm arrive? Trade War The trade war heated up...



Trade, Trade, Trade | May 17, 2019

Trade, trade, trade… Last week was all about trade… How should we expect a prolonged trade battle to impact the economy and markets? GDP Impact Thus far, tariffs have...



Trade Implications | May 10, 2019

Trade concerns marred markets last week. A 15% tariff increase, potential tariffs on additional goods, and the threat of retaliation all carried implications for markets. The Rise Last summer...