Market Commentary

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    March 12, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary March 12, 2018 The Markets It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s a labor shortage! There is little doubt the Millennial generation has been reshaping our world. One of the most remarkable aspects of this demographic group is a preference for experiences over consumer goods. “Three out of four millennials would rather spend their […]

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    March 5, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary March 5, 2018 The Markets As Yogi Berra once said: It’s déjà vu all over again. As you read below you’ll see what I mean. Last week, global stock markets took a bit of a dip after President Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on […]

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    February 26, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary February 26, 2018 The Markets U.S. Treasuries are offering a lesson in supply and demand. Here is a short course on how this works if you are interested. Last week, the U.S. Treasury auctioned $258 billion in bonds. Treasury auctions are the way the United States government finances its debt. The Treasury […]

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    February 22, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary February 22, 2018 The Markets I hope everyone is doing well. As a practice I have made some edits in some holdings due to the inflation information I am discussing below and in some cases there are cash reserves a bit higher than the past quarters. If you have any questions please […]

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    January 8, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary January 8, 2018 The Markets I am happy to report that 2017 was one of the better markets we have seen in some time. It was very gratifying to see the consistent gains that built up throughout the year and in fact it was a period of time where the market increased […]

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    December 26, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary December 26, 2017 The Markets Happy New Year everyone and have a safe holiday. Last week, President Trump signed tax reform. The legislation provides significant permanent tax cuts for businesses, including reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Most individual taxpayers will also receive tax benefits, including lower […]

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    December 11, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary December 11, 2017 The Markets “It’s the happiest season of all.” While holidays don’t make everyone happy, investors should be feeling festive. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Dow are up year-to-date and Treasury bond yields are lower than they were at the start of the year. In addition, the Volatility […]

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    December 4, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary December 4, 2017 The Markets What will it take to shake investors’ confidence? From the perspective of unsettling events, last week was jam-packed. North Korea claimed to have the capability to strike the United States with a nuclear missile, tax reform continued to travel a controversial path through the House and Senate, […]

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    November 27, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary November 27, 2017 The Markets Stock markets around the world have had positive returns this year. Emerging markets (small international markets) have delivered the most attractive returns year-to-date and The United States and Europe have marched higher as well. An early November Investors Intelligence Sentiment Survey, which gauges the attitudes of U.S. […]

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    November 1, 2017

    Weekly Market Commentary October 30, 2017 The Markets The last full week of October was a box full of surprises. First, U.S. economic growth exceeded expectations. The devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria was widely expected to stifle U.S. quarterly growth, according to NPR but instead, U.S. GDP grew by 3.0 percent. In […]

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