Tariffs, Employment & Interest Rates

Tariffs, Employment & Interest Rates   Last week witnessed the major stock market averages rise over 3%. The markets are attempting to climb back to revisit the Year-To-Date highs for 2018. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are now 3.09% and 5% below their 2018 highs. The NASDAQ reached its 2018 high […]

Market Week – Ending March 2, 2018

Volatility Continues – For How Long?   All major US markets finished in the red, down between 1% and 3% for the week ending March 2, 2018. Most of the damage happened on Thursday March 1st as President Trump announced upcoming Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down over […]

Markets Week-Ending February 23, 2018

Another Volatile Week in the Markets   The major US markets all finished last week in the black. The S&P 500 was up approximately .60%; all of the gains happened on Friday. From Monday thru Thursday all major US markets were down. So what happened? During the course of the week, the rate of the […]

A Market Bounce Back – Will It Continue?

A Market Bounce Back – Will It Continue?   The market week ending Friday 2/16/2018 witnessed most major stock index averages rising over 4%. Certainly a significant move after a 10% correction the prior couple of weeks.   Two questions on many investors’ minds are: Is the correction truly over? Will the stock indexes form […]

Correction – WOW

Wow, That Was Fast!   Last Thursday, February 8, 2018 we entered “Correction” territory. A correction typically means an asset has declined by 10% in market value. This may be one of the fastest 10% corrections in history, bearing in mind that the Market Indexes hit their current year high, very recently on January 26th. […]