trade

05|14|2019

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...

Unemployment

05|07|2019

Unemployment’s Deception | May 3, 2019

Unemployment fell to an amazing 3.6%, a level last seen in 1970! The markets lauded the achievement with a strong advance on Friday. So, what is the deception? Wage...

Strong

04|30|2019

Strong GDP??? | April 26, 2019

Markets were supported by better than expected earnings, a dovish Bank of Japan (BOJ), and Stronger GDP out of the US… or was it?!?! Corporate Earnings US corporate earnings...

Growth

04|23|2019

Growth Concerns | April 19, 2019

The week started optimistically as growth appeared to re-emerge in China. This also raised concerns domestically, why? China GDP data released last week for China showed improvement over the...

Goldilocks

04|17|2019

The Goldilocks Nightmare | April 12, 2019

Last week was a good week for markets. Fed minutes, Inflation data, and potential trade deals all gave reason for optimism. So, what is the Goldilocks Nightmare? Goldilocks A...

The Relentless Bull

04|10|2019

The Relentless Bull | April 5, 2019

Fear of a recession led headlines two weeks ago and suddenly markets surge for the last week.  Why? Concerns of a recession may have been overblown… The 3-month treasury...

04|03|2019

Financial Future Services Announcement! | April 2, 2019

Dear Clients and Partners, We are happy to announce that we have relocated our office within Monument, CO!  We would love to show you our new space at 1824...

gift

03|26|2019

The Gift | March 22, 2019

The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) gave markets a gift last week. This gift may prove to be just the thing we did not need. The Decision The FRB announced...

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...