Dear Valued Clients and Friends, As of press time we are sitting about 400 points to the upside on the week, a number that could be quite different by the time you are reading this, and a number that may be surprising given expected volatility around the Syria strikes over the weekend, or a number […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Elevated market volatility continued this week, even as some of the specific trade and tariff rhetoric seemed to have stabilized a bit. Questions about military action in Syria, the retirement of Speaker Paul Ryan from the House, the highly-publicized Congressional testimony of the Facebook CEO, and yes, the FBI raid […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, It has been a while where the time delta between when I submit this weekly commentary to the powers that be who edit it, format it, and prep it for distribution, and when it hits your inbox, actually mattered. Generally, if I was wrapping up my writing mid-day Thursday for […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, As of press time, the market still has one more market day ahead of it (the market is closed Friday for Good Friday), but it appears that we will see markets close Q1 up for the quarter, after enjoying a January that was off the chains strong. The volatility of […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, The first quarter of 2018 will come to an end next week, and great effort will be exerted (by us, and others) to properly analyze what all took place in Q1, what it means, and how we should feel about the state of markets in the present, and future. Undoubtedly, […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, We celebrated the nine-year anniversary last week of the beginning of this bull market, the official bottom in the stock market out of the financial crisis (666 on the S&P 500; 6,500-ish in the Dow Jones). And nine years later, the same principles are at play in what drives returns […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, It should be no surprise that what has dominated markets this week has been trade policy, the outlook for economic growth in light of potential global trade disruptions, and the changing composition of economic leadership in the Trump administration. The bulk of this week’s Dividend Cafe addresses these topics and […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Some people may feel February being the worst month in markets since the ancient history of 2016 cannot possibly be called a “gift,” but they may feel differently after reading this week’s Dividend Café. Yes, the extremely strong January of this year was followed up by the first negative month […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, If memory serves it was former Bill Clinton advisor, James Carville, who once said when he died when he wanted to be reincarnated as the bond market in his next life, because that was where the real power was … (there is actually another famous quote from Carville in this […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, We followed the craziest week in the markets in 18 months with a pretty big rebound week – consistent, steady, but meaningful price recovery (at least as of press time). Technical and structural factors in market movement seem to have subsided (though we trust the precedent set will not be […]
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