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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

There’s quite a bit of negativity in the news these days. Whether it’s a global manufacturing recession, an endless trade war, geopolitical conflict in the Middle East, or possible impeachment, investors have fair reason...

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Since early June, the Dow has traded in a roughly 2000 point trading range and the S&P in a 500 to 200 point range and currently has no discernable direction. However, markets typically do not continue in a range much longer than we...

 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Here are 5 things to consider... 1. Safety First Insurance company financial ratings do matter if you are buying a guaranteed fixed rate or fixed index annuity when it comes to guaranteeing your future benefits and/or income....

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The market has become extremely “head-line” driven lately. Primarily due to the China trade/tariff rhetoric. One day the president says we are “close to deal” and the market skyrockets, the next day he says...

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

It is quite understandable many folks worry about running out of money in retirement, especially since no one knows how long they will live and what future costs will be. Go figure! There are several ways to increase your odds in...

 

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Economy: There has been no significant change in the economy since our last post of May 14th. The yield curve remains “flat” and there are “rumors” the Fed may “reduce” interest rates. The...

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Economy: GDP is holding firm with a bias to the upside (currently around 3.3%), Unemployment is at “historical” lows, the jobs “participation” rate continues to climb, inflation is a “non-event”,...

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

As all of you are aware, the market has been very volatile since “topping out” following an “all time high” on January 26th and the subsequent low in early February. Since then, the market has basically gone...

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Dow Jones market index formed a “wedge” over the past several weeks and based on technical analysis, the typical resolution to this formation is a significant “break” out of the “nose” of the...

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Our Feb. 21st Blog pointed to Resistance around the 25400’ish level and the market reached that level on Feb. 27th and has since turned downward. As this is being written, the market is currently down to 24300 and has been as low...

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Last Friday ( 2-16) was stopped at a major resistance level and has not been able to climb above it as of today (2-21). If it does, we will most likely see a re-test of the Jan 26 “all time” high. Conversely, if the S&P...

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Stocks have violently declined and risen in recent days amid investor concerns about possible higher inflation and rising interest rates. Market returns have been very strong for a long time and for good reason. Our economy is...

 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Good Friday to all. Well, as I post this, the market is down 603 points (down 4% from the market high). Is this the end of the world???? No, it is not, our economy is doing better than it has for many years and believe it or not, the...

 

Friday, January 19, 2018

With the exception of a minor flat period from mid-October lasting until latter part of November and for about two weeks in December of last year, the market has done nothing but go up. We are now in 4th quarter 2017 earnings...

 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

We believe the market is at a critical “pivot” point (the 18600’ish level). The talking heads on TV continue to say the market “is making new highs”. What they are not sharing is it is doing so on...

 

Friday, June 24, 2016

As this was written, our market had fallen dramatically due to the market upheaval caused by Britain exiting the European Union (EU) (aka Brexit). For those that did not react to our June market letter that suggested a “dual...

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Dow tested its July 7th low (17465) and actually went a bit lower to 17399 however, the other major indices did not reach their respective July 7th lows (except the small cap index, the Russell 2000). July...