Estee Lauder

Amazon and Netflix are two companies changing the landscape of business. They are true economy disrupters. The stocks of these companies thrive on the concept of a total addressable market (TAM). Investors take an aspirational view as Amazon and Netflix hold the promise of servicing many more customers than they currently have. Estee Lauder is […]

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Lawns and the Market

The US stock market remains stable with limited downside risk. It doesn’t mean that we are in a bull mode with all of the indexes rising. In fact, before today the Dow was down for the year and the S&P was only up 1.4%.  Overall, the markets are digesting the gains from the last two […]

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The Line of Defense

The stock market has been struggling for most of this year. Mainly, it is trying to digest the gains from 2016 and 2017. During this time, it has been vital for the markets to hold critical long-term support levels. Looking back at 2018, initially, concerns over higher interest rates and inflation ruined the January advance […]

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Market Overview 2018 1st Quarter

The Curious Symbiotic Relationship “………if Boeing and Amazon are targeted with a new trade policy, these stocks could take down the entire market. If the market falls, then the nation’s wealth affect is threatened. If the wealth affect is threatened, then the government’s new, inflated budget goes by the wayside. If the budget deficit explodes […]

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A Bear Market Antidote

The US economy added 313,000 new jobs in March compared to consensus estimates of 200,000. This was a big surprise to Wall Street. Further adding to the robust showing was the labor participation rate which showed more than 800,000 Americans entering the workforce. Markets interpreted this news favorably and stocks surged. Unlike the February jobs […]

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Market Overview 2017 4th Quarter

Thine Market is an Outlier The New Year started with a bang as the stock market shrugged off a languid, but steady, a pattern of advance in 2017 and shifted into a steepening ascent. The renowned investment manager, Jeremy Grantham, most famous for his longstanding bearish view, joined the enthusiasm by proclaiming, “As a historian […]

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This Market is Not Normal

It is normal for the stock market to have setbacks, on a regular basis. Usually, the stock market always goes through a garden variety 5% or 10% correction, even during strong years. Declines of this magnitude occurred in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, etc. Sometimes these declines happen more than once. But, this year is […]

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The Markets and Your Assets July 25, 2017

The market and our client accounts continue to grind higher in the early stages of this quarter. If historical measures could serve as a guidepost, the outlook for the market is strong. Since 1945, when the market has been up in January and February, it has finished the year positive all 27 of 32 times […]

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Market Overview 2017 2nd Quarter

A “Goldilocks” Market Turmoil in Washington, geopolitical concerns, a four hundred point one day drop in the DOW, and higher interest rates were not enough to keep the markets from creeping higher in the second quarter. Led by the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google) markets were able to largely dismiss the predominantly […]

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The Markets and Your Assets May 10, 2017

This quarter, the market shrugged off geopolitical uncertainty and has moved back to the top end of its trading range that it first set in February. A lack of progress in Washington, international conflict, and the French elections has not been able to derail the markets. The S&P 500 is back to 2400, its record […]

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