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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Interest Rates and the Stock Market

The stock market suffered a severe setback at the outset of February. Numerous factors might have contributed to the mayhem but the overriding reason for the damage was fears of higher interest rates. The stock market has an indelible link with interest rates. This is a problem, right now. Lower interest rates push down borrowing […]

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Stay the course, Go with the flow and Be careful

What is the investment playbook for the dawn of the New Year? Predictions for 2018 abound but none are really more than just opinions and you should remain suspect of the validity of these opinions. They often miss the mark. Last year, the market defied everybody. Analyst’s forecasts fell way short for the stock market. […]

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