03|03|2016

Cheeseburger in Canada

As many of you have heard by now, Burger King is moving north of the border.  This was a strategic move not for business purposes, but rather from a...

03|03|2016

Volatility Shift

Over the summer volatility hit lows in the 10’s, but over the last several weeks volatility has started to make a resurgence. On the surface it does not seem...

03|03|2016

Unlucky Number 7???

Over the last 2 years the market has pulled back 7% on three separate occasions.  Each time it appeared the market was heading for correction territory (10% or more),...

03|03|2016

Consumer Rise on Oil’s Demise?

Over the last 4 months oil has shed over 30%!  That results in lower costs at the pump, fatter wallets, and busier buyers…  Just in time for the holiday...

03|03|2016

Trick or Treat?

It’s time for my kids to go out and get me… I mean, themselves some candy.  My 2nd favorite holiday gets underway with the stock market giving us a...

03|03|2016

Goodbye QE???

Through three doses of quantitative easing the Federal Reserve balance sheet has become extremely bloated; expanding roughly 500% since 2008…  Quantitative Easing comes to a close over the next...

03|03|2016

Rally On!

Last week the S & P 500 gained .77%[1], ending at a new high.  This marks 3 consecutive weeks of gains after a rough start to the 4th quarter. ...

03|03|2016

Boring=Growth

In comparison to October, November has been very mundane. The joy with boring is that volatility is down and consistent growth (all be it slow) has returned. There was...

03|03|2016

Thankful for Stimulus

Japan stumbled into recession, PMI data for Europe weakened, the Federal Reserve minutes indicated concerns about inflation, and HSBC reported weakening manufacturing data for China… So why did the...

03|03|2016

The Blind Bull

The market grew last week despite many reports of moderating economic activity. So why the growth? Most reports referenced light trade activity as why the market did not respond...