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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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Is It Time For a Stock Market Correction?

Is It Time For a Stock Market Correction? The market looks tired. It should come as no surprise after the nice start to the year we’ve had. Even if we are just getting back to what we gave away last year. It should come as no surprise that stocks need to rest from time to time. […]

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The Effect of Politics on Stocks

It is natural to think that one of the biggest influences of the direction of stocks is what’s going on in the headlines of Washington. That fact is certainly exacerbated by a very verbose and controversial leader or leaders. You get where I’m going here? How much influence does President Trump have on the financial […]

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Caring for Aging Parents and Your Finances

One of the biggest retirement planning questions we all face has no definitive answer but still must be dealt with… It’s the aging process. A secure retirement master plan requires an expectation of not only how long we expect to live, but how are our aging parents going to impact our finances and lifestyle? People […]

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