Financial Markets Newsletter

The Fed and You

The Dow and S&P are ticking new highs despite the news out of North Korea and the weakening uptrend within growth stocks. We also saw the two worst performing sectors of 2017 (retail and energy), help push the overall indices higher as they bounce within their bearish down-trends. The growth companies in the NASDAQ are […]

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The Heart of Hurricane Season

Whether its a real hurricane (Harvey, Irma), military (North Korea), political (Swamp vs Citizen) or stock market (Fed vs equity valuations) you can’t deny the number of trigger points that could cause a slide in the stock market. Not to mention that the coming weeks are historically weak seasonality periods for the stock markets. Since […]

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Another Summer Has Passed

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend but its back to business next week and the coming weeks will be interesting. We have the Fed meeting September 19-20 where the market expects more details on how the Fed will withdraw stimulus either through interest rates or reduced quantitative easing. I doubt that there will […]

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Trigger Points are Bubbling

This week was fairly boring in terms of price action but there is plenty that is bubbling under the surface. Between politics, central banks, interest rates, “OK” earnings and international military risks we have many trigger points to consider as we roll into the Fall. Will Congress pass anything worthwhile for the markets to sink […]

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Volatility is Returning

The markets showed their weak hand this week as we saw stocks break down on Thursday and volatility spiked. Volatility has acted as a compressed spring all year so things may get interesting next week. If the selling continues Mon/Tue, then we may be in for that 5-10% correction I mentioned last week. I still […]

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The Summer Trade Continues

The market has had a nice run these past few weeks with a slow and steady move higher. The markets are digesting earnings as 84 of 500 S&P companies have reported aggregate EPS growth of +11.8% verses 2016. The earnings reports will get heavier over the next two weeks and the market will be looking […]

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