Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Markets have responded to the latest spat in the China trade/tariff war by bidding stocks up a few hundred more points in the Dow. With about three weeks to go until the next known market catalyst – namely, the launch of Q3 earnings results season – markets are largely subject to […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, What a week – and I don’t mean the week in the market – but rather, the anniversary of not one but two of the most ghastly events in American history. First, and most solemnly, the 17-year anniversary of the terrorist attack of 9/11 was on Tuesday. As always, the […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, It was a short week in the markets due to the Monday holiday, but the prime is being pumped for an action-packed end to the year. One part of our trip to the Dividend Café this week explores just how challenging of a year it has actually been in capital […]
Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell and President Donald Trump Dear Valued Clients and Friends, By the time you are reading this we are two-thirds of the way through 2018, with the final trimester representing the greatest time of year (that is, of course, a reference to football season and the holidays, and not necessarily the […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, In a week that has not really seen as much political drama in quite some time, the markets (as of press time) have been the polar opposite – no drama! I delve into the impact to markets from all of the Trump campaign/administration legal issues this week. While this week’s […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Some intriguing (two-way) volatility returned to the markets this week, as the dollar made new highs on the year, emerging markets roiled around currency concerns, and attention to trade talks zigged the markets some days and zagged it some others. At press time, the market was actually up on the […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Markets are up this week again as earnings season moves further towards completion, and continued statements around tariffs and retaliatory tariffs are met with continued apathy by the market. I’d like to think this week’s visit in the Dividend Café addresses the big issues around the market right now – […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, The market sits substantially off the lows of Q1 and Q2, and yet with the significant headwind of trade and tariff uncertainty continuing to linger. This week was “case in point” of the underlying tension in markets – as investors grapple with the tailwinds of earnings vs. the headwinds of […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, The market moved further to the upside this week, within 1,000 points of its all-time high as of the closing level Wednesday, and nearly 2,000 points higher than its March low. This quarterly earnings season has gone quite well, as expected, and various aspects of the trade trauma have begun to ease. […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, It’s been a reasonably low volatility week in the market, though a rather heavy week in both the broad news cycle and in corporate earnings. As of press time markets are up on the week, but we think you’ll find what we cover in the Dividend Cafe this week far […]
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