Market Commentary

  • June 4, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary June 4, 2018 The Markets World markets were buffeted by a clamor of good, bad, and unexpected news last week. Events that captured media and investor attention included: Taxing America’s allies. Early in the week, investors weren’t the only ones riled by the administration’s announcement that it would impose hefty trade tariffs […]

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  • May 29, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary May 29, 2018 The Markets Geopolitical uncertainty didn’t dent U.S. stocks last week, but it did cause some global turmoil. Geopolitics is the intersection of geography, economics, and politics and last week there were some fine examples of the ways geopolitical events can create uncertainty. President Donald Trump began the week suggesting […]

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  • May 21, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary May 21, 2018 The Markets As I begin this week’s comments I want to wish you a safe and Happy Memorial weekend. Be sure to love your family and love your pets. U.S. stock markets were relatively calm, although they finished the week lower. U.S. Treasury yields hit a 7-year high and […]

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  • April 30, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary April 30, 2018 The Markets A meeting of the minds. The Federal Reserve and the U.S. bond market appear to be in agreement about the direction of interest rates which is trending higher. Interest rate worries and inflation are offsetting a lot of the good news that is happening with the earnings […]

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  • April 2, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary April 2, 2018 The Markets Happy Easter everyone! I hope you enjoyed all the chocolate bunnies, little eggs, and candy options this weekend. After a year of slow and steady growth in 2017 the market got off to a roaring start in January only to correct in February essentially canceling off the […]

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  • March 26, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary March 26, 2018 The Markets After a week like last week, ask yourself this question. Why do I invest? There are many reasons people save and invest, including to: • Live the life they want today and in the future • Accumulate resources so they’re prepared for any bumps in the road […]

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  • March 19, 2018

    Weekly Market Commentary March 19, 2018 The Markets It’s a good time for a gut check. The issues bothering the market include: • Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s subpoena of the Trump Organization. • The effects of recent tariffs and the possibility of trade wars. • The departure of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. • The […]

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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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