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In retrospect, it’s seems like a minor miracle that there was only one government shutdown during the 8-year Obama administration. Despite the constant...
As Good as It Gets
Many of us have watched the US unemployment rate move steadily down over the past decade. By the last measure, the unemployment rate was an extremely...
Don’t Trip over Your Own Feet
The stock market gains of the past week or so have largely stemmed from political and macroeconomic events that replaced our potential areas of strife...
Green Shoots and Red Spots
At the bottom of the last recession, market analysts and economists went searching through the news looking for isolated spots of growth – green shoots...
The Slippery Slope of Oil
For the past several years, we have had a carefree, hands-off approach towards energy sector. When we wrote about the changes to the sector in our December...
Watching Stretched Markets for Signals
We’ve written about Bitcoin and its competitors before on this blog. Perhaps some of you wonder why we pay attention to Bitcoin and their ilk, especially...
Election Day 2018
Today is Election Day. The overall consensus is that we will end the day with some type of divided government, but polling data has generated significantly...
Let’s Play a Game!
As a general rule, we try to stay current and topical for weekly blog posts while letting our monthly articles cover evergreen topics with a broader scope...
The Limits of Upside
Here’s what makes intuitive sense. If the economy is good, then the markets should be good. If the economy is doing badly, then markets should be doing...
Up the Stairs, down the Elevator
There is a funny old adage– markets take the stairs up and the elevator down. When you look at the recent market activity – a full week of consecutive...
More Bad News for China
Global investors are well aware that China, indeed most emerging markets, have had a rough 2018 after a stellar 2017. Chinese markets are about 5% on...
As expected, the Federal Reserve increased the Federal Funds Rate another 25 basis points last week. The size and timing of the increase was as expected. ...
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