Financial Markets Newsletter

The Murmur of Equities

Not much to report back on this week as the financial markets moved largely sideways. Despite the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates, the bond market has behaved as though the Fed is bluffing and even moved 9 basis points lower on the week. Stocks are moving sideways as if there are consolidating for a […]

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Higher and Higher

The stock market has bypassed the historically weakest month on the calendar and continues to move higher on extreme levels of optimism. These levels of optimism are normally accompanied by some kind of top as investors feel as though, “nothing bad can happen”. The weakness over the summer that we saw in the industrials and […]

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Trump Rally Part Two?

A new tax policy is now in the mix as the last gasp of a Obamacare repeal is now dead. The markets have been resilient in September despite the Fed’s announcement last week that the party is over with loose monetary policy. October is upon us and now the market is expecting some market friendly […]

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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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