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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. ...
Race to the Bottom
For investment managers, there are two classic approaches. First, there are active managers who argue, “I’m willing to risk underperformance because I...
Another near Miss on Trade Wars
“Here is one phrase the airlines apparently just made up: “near miss”. When two planes almost collide, they call it a “near miss”. It’s a near...
Green Signals for RESA 2018
The Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2018 (aka RESA 2018) is a rarity in modern Washington – a proposed bi-partisan bill which generally enjoys...
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
The stock markets have been hitting record levels for the past several years. That is to be expected. Something more unusual is the fact that, last week,...
Greece: Quick News vs. Slow Trends
If you encounter a news story about the economy, one with a punchy narrative and a direct cause-and-effect relationship, it’s probably not a cheerful one. ...
Turkey's Currency Plunge
In 2011, the European debt crisis represented the greatest threat of debt exposure since the 2008 US mortgage crisis, which also had the potential to siphon...
Did You See This on Youtube?
Were you aware Westminster Consulting had a YouTube Channel? I was aware we had set up a YouTube channel because we our founders – Sean Patton and Thomas...
The Low End of the Beaufort Scale
I spent a few months on a ship in college (on the SS Universe Explorer for the Semester-at-Sea program) and I learned a few things about myself. For starters,...
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