05|03|2022

Sell in May & Go Away? | April 29, 2022

Markets retreated throughout April. Should we expect ‘Sell in May & Go Away’ or is there a reason for hope? Monday                            S&P 500 0.02% | NASDAQ 0.14% The...

04|04|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | April 1, 2022

Highlights from the April 1st Leading Indicator Watch: The unemployment rate dropped lower to 3.6% as initial job claims remained at historic lows, rising by 202k. JOLTS Job Openings...

01|31|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | January 28, 2022

Highlights from the January 28th Leading Indicator Watch: Preliminary figures for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (QoQ)(Q4) rose by 6.9% which tripled the increase in Q3. Be sure to check...

01|10|2022

2021: Year in Review | December 31, 2021

In many ways, 2021 felt like two years in one. Investing was no exception. Here is a review of the year from our perspective at FFS and what we...

12|27|2021

Leading Indicator Watch | December 24, 2021

Highlights from the December 24th Leading Indicator Watch: Michigan Consumer Sentiment (December) rose to 70.6 from 67.4. Be sure to check out more of last week’s Leading Indicators here...

08|03|2021

Holding the Economy at Bay | July 30, 2021

Markets were little changed last week, but the economic calendar was not light. What’s holding markets at bay? Monday Markets gained on Monday as the week got underway. The...

10|06|2020

Signs of Life | October 2, 2020

Are the markets showing signs of life, or should we expect it to flat line soon? Monday Markets opened the week on a hot note. All three indexes rose...

08|04|2020

Leadership Edge | July 31, 2020

Leadership remained with the NASDAQ as markets climbed. The S&P struggled in comparison, what gave NASDAQ the edge? Monday Markets started on the rise. Optimism once again high as...

05|12|2020

Poor, But Strong Week | May 8, 2020

A strong week for markets came from a poor week in economic data. But why the rise as the economy fell? Monday Markets opened Monday down as they reacted...

05|05|2020

Improving Seesaw? | May 1, 2020

The week was a bit of a seesaw, but are there signs showing things are improving? Monday States began to reopen their economies including Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina,...