03|03|2016

3 Reasons the Fed will ignore the IMF

The chair of the IMF called for the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) to wait until 1st quarter 2016 to raise rates; citing economic instability across the globe as a...

03|03|2016

Foreign Issues Hit Home

Heavy gains on Wednesday led to weekly gains for the week. What drove the hefty gains on Wednesday and is it sustainable??? International Greece… There were speculations on Wednesday...

03|03|2016

Hurry Up and Wait

The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) announced last week, to much anticipation, that they were going to do nothing… yet. Domestic So now we are left to wait for the...

03|03|2016

Greece Steals the Show

As the world seems to lose its collective minds over Greece, economic conditions in Europe and the US seem to improve… But who cares when you have Greece! US...

03|03|2016

Holidays Galore!

So there were a ton of holidays last week, Independence Day, Canada Day, and of course there was the Greek 4 day Bank Holiday, yes, they called it a...

03|03|2016

One More Time to the Wall

Hopefully this is the last time for a long time we talk about Greece. With a 3 year bailout deal pending, 2018 should be the next Greek commentary… Clearly...

03|03|2016

Iran, Yellen, and China…

It was a busy week with developments around the world.  For once I am not talking about Greece! President Obama brokered a deal with Iran that will impact oil...

03|03|2016

Highs and Lows

Just as clients likely though volatility was subsiding, we dive back into negative territory on the markets. What were the factors that played into the S&P falling from an...

03|03|2016

Earnings and Doves

Earnings season has done a number on equities, as it should, but does this set us up for a strong third quarter? Earnings Disappoint As earnings season is fully...

03|03|2016

Supporting the Hawk

This past Friday jobs data was released, increasing the likelihood of a fed rate increase in September. That being said, there are reasons the fed should consider waiting… Economic...