Market Commentary

  • 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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  • 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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