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Stop Looking at Oil
Today’s blog post is really a message I’d like to convey to the market and economic data analysts at CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, and everyone else: stop...
Rube Goldberg Games and Real World Problems
Did you ever play the board-game “Mousetrap” as a kid? I never actually played the game properly - rolling the dice, collecting cheese tokens, and moving...
Pushing on a String
The Federal Reserve is about to cut the interest rates. We’ve spent a lot of time debating the justification for cutting interest rates (e.g. below target...
Here’s a shout-out to my University of Rochester peeps, where I learned the Latin word – Meliora. That’s Latin for “better”, and you can find it in the...
That Sinking Feeling
We’ve been talking for a while about consequences of a trade war but American investors, thus far, have been immune to the effects. It doesn’t seem to...
Good Results = Bad Market?
So…. The market is starting off a bit down today. And why is this so? It is because the June job creation numbers are too good. Keeping track of all...
Don't You Forget About Me
Let’s talk about the mental market space, sometimes called mind share. When you think of a product or a store, you’d better hope that consumers think...
Like a Stubborn Child
The equity market is strong, unemployment is at 50 year lows, and inflation is completely contained. According to the lagging indicators, there are few...
All Eyes on the Fed
Consider a growing economy. Money velocity is increasing. Wages are increasing. Debt and credit are expanding. During these times, the Federal Reserve...
Upside-Potential vs Downside-Risk
When evaluating a stock as an investment target, many professionals conduct an analysis comparing the upside potential of the position relative to its...
Front by Front
In our most recent monthly article, “The China Siege”, we likened the growing trade war with China and the US to an actual armed conflict. Here’s another...
What, Me Worry?
In years past, we’ve pointed out how some market downturns where disproportionately intense relative to the fundamental weakening of economic results. ...
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