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June 2020

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Markets and Toilet Paper

3 18 20 Buddy, can you spare a square? The action in the Fixed Income and Equity markets is similar to the toilet paper shortage. Everything in one direction and indiscriminate of price. A person will act if they think…

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March 2020

With the recent market volatility, I thought it would be helpful to give an update for you to read. The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered it’s worse one day loss yesterday. A drop of over 2000 points was precipitated by…

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1st Quarter 2020

The fear of the coronavirus has finally invoked a reaction in the markets. The recent volatility in the markets has been unprecedented. The drop over the past week is the quickest 10% correction for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on…

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2018 4th Quater Recap and Outlook for 2019

3 S’s had the greatest impact on the 4th Quarter 2018, Showdown, Slowdown and Shutdown. The 4th Quarter began with markets near or at all time highs and the markets seemed to ignore the effects of the tariffs, political impasse…

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Euphoria and F.O.M.O. 1st Quarter 2018

Happy New Year to all. 2017 ended as one of the better years for market returns, but also presented a number of issues for investors leading into 2018. The S&P 500 returned 17%, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from0.50…

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Financial Markets Post Election 2016

With the uncertainty of the election now behind us, the uncertainty of the future awaits. The apparent election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States has initially unnerved the markets. Overnight, the futures on the…

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Summer 2016

As the long days of summer are upon us I thought I’d share some thoughts with you.  The Equity markets in the United States continue to trade near their all-time highs, having recovered from the dramatic drop at the beginning…

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