08|09|2022

Any Gains for August? | August 5, 2022

Three straight weeks of gains nearly stalled on Friday. Does last week tell us anything about the rest of August? Monday   S&P 500 0.28% | NASDAQ 0.18% Equity markets...

08|02|2022

Fear the Bear | July 29, 2022

July gained more than we have seen since 2020. Is it sustainable or should the bears be feared? Monday   S&P 500 0.13% | NASDAQ 0.43% It was a rocky...

08|01|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 29, 2022

Highlights from the July 29th Leading Indicator Watch: GDP (QoQ)(Q2) fell again by -.9%, indicating slowing growth in the US. The NBER, however, uses other factors in ultimately determining...

07|19|2022

Things That Go Bump…| July 15, 2022

Things were bumpy last week. Did that give us any indication of how things will go in the coming weeks? Monday                            S&P 500 1.14% | NASDAQ 2.24% The...

07|18|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 15, 2022

Highlights from the July 15th Leading Indicator Watch: Core Retail Sales (MoM)(Jun) exceeded expectations, rising 1% instead of .6% (expected). This was a positive sign even with increasing price...

07|12|2022

All in Vain? | July 8, 2022

Growth stocks puffed out their chest this last week, but was it all in vain? Monday                            S&P 500 – | NASDAQ – Happy Rebellion Day! Tuesday                            S&P...

07|11|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 8, 2022

Highlights from the July 8th Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 rose 74.06 points, ending at 3,899.39 and is down 18.19% YTD. The VIX (CBOE Volatility Index) fell to...

07|06|2022

Are We There Yet? | July 1, 2022

Markets are evaluating possible recession implications. With all the recent market movement, the big question is, “Are we there yet?” Monday   S&P 500 .30% | NASDAQ .79% Markets began...

07|05|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | July 1, 2022

Highlights from the July 1st Leading Indicator Watch: Continuing Jobless claims fell to 1,328k from 1,331k while Initial jobless claims fell to 231k from 233k. Be sure to check...

06|22|2022

Soft Landing?

Markets retreated further on aggressive Fed intervention. Can they avoid thwarting economic growth and manufacture a “soft landing”? Monday S&P 500 3.88% | NASDAQ 4.68% Monday began much as...