Mid-Term Stock Market Relief – Earnings Over, Now What?

      Mid-Term Stock Market Relief – Earnings Over, Now What?   Now that we have a divided Congress, what will happen over the next 2 years? Many Market participants believe a divided Congress will mean gridlock in Washington, where not much gets done. I certainly don’t believe we’ll see additional tax cuts! Over […]

The Markets – Mid-Term Elections – November to April

      The Markets – Mid-Term Elections – November to April   On Tuesday the question will be answered. Will the Republicans continue to hold the majority in the Senate and House or will the balance of power shift? History suggests that the Stock Market will do well regardless of the result. Add in […]

Markets Down, Red Sox Win, Corporate Earnings

  Markets Down, Red Sox Win, Corporate Earnings     Today we find both the Nasdaq Composite and Small Cap Russell 2000 in correction territory; meaning down 10% or more from their most recent high. The Dow and the S&P are also close to reaching the same level. The last 10% correction occurred in January […]

Volatile Markets Lead to Mixed Week/China Always in the News!

Volatile Markets Lead to Mixed Week/ China Always in the News!       Strong Corporate Earnings could not negate Investor’s concerns about rising interest rates. For the week, the Dow increased by (.41%), the S&P500 rose (.02%). The Nasdaq Composite lost (.64%) and the Small Cap Russell 2000 was down (.30%).   A lot of […]

STOCK MARKETS – Bad News…SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE – Good News

 STOCK MARKETS – Bad News  SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE – Good News   Rising Interest rates along with trade tensions pushed the markets lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down (4.08%), the S&P500 down (4.18%), the Russell Small Cap Index off (5.22%) and the Nasdaq Composite losing the least, down (3.74%). […]