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Don’t Fight the Fed

Don’t Fight the Fed It really is that simple. When the Federal Reserve policy is easing, meaning that they are in the process of lowering interest rates, stocks tend to rise. The reasoning is that in a lower interest rate environment, U.S. corporations can borrow money more cheaply, which translates into higher profits as they […]

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The Only Thing The Market Really Cares About

There is always tremendous debate on what makes stocks move, in addition to countless economic indicators, it is enough to make your head spin. Or, is the average individual investor correct by blaming the frequent negative headlines. Which one is it? My crystal ball must be working because the one thing that really matters is […]

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Key Financial Data 2019

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Critical Market Update

Critical Market Update Although it’s been a good year for stocks, the month of May has been dismal. In the last 30 days we have seen a drop in the S&P 500 almost 6.5% and -8% for the Nasdaq.  Worse yet, many investor favorites such as Apple have lost over 15% just since the beginning […]

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7th Annual Spring Fling

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China Trade War Brings Awaited Correction

Stocks took it last week following what seemed like the collapse of U.S. China trade talks. The headline brought the averages down over 5% in two short days, causing a lot of headaches and heart attacks for investors. Since then however, stocks have recovered strongly leading me to believe this is going to be one […]

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Stocks are Following the Script

Earnings season is in full swing and happily they are following the script! The earnings recession fears we had just a few weeks were largely overblown as positive earnings surprises are beating negative surprises 3-1. I was confident that the negativity was exaggerated as stocks tend to overreact in either direction. We could see that the […]

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Where Did the Easter Bunny Come From?

We are all aware that Easter is the Christian celebration centered around of the resurrection of Jesus. However, discussion of chocolate eggs, especially those delicious Cadbury eggs and the cagey bunny who delivers them, is remarkably absent in the scriptures. The first symbol of a mysterious rabbit (before the chocolate) originates with the festival of […]

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Will The Global Slowdown Hurt US Stocks?

We are getting more and more evidence that there is an economic slowdown happening around the globe. It hasn’t reach the shores of America, but the fear is that it might. Now we are seeing the real cause of the December mini-crash. Stocks always drop well in advance of an actual event, approximately 6-9 months, […]

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Time For a Dip

Things have been pretty good for investors so far this year. Granted, the market came off of a terrible 2018 and an absolute pummeling in December. We’ve gotten to the point where people are just a little too positive and it’s likely time for a dip.  The AAII, American Association of Individual Investors weekly investors […]

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