Wow! 4 Months Left for 2018

Wow! 4 Months Left for 2018   Last week, the Standard and Poor’s 500 hit a new all-time record high ending the first 8 months of the year up an impressive 9.51%. All other US Stock Market Indexes were also up last week. Over the pond, the MSCI EAFE International Index and the MSCI Emerging […]

Do Tariffs, Interest Rates & Political Turmoil Matter?

Do Tariffs, Interest Rates & Political Turmoil Matter?   Wow, the stock markets and now the bond market (at least temporarily) are moving higher at the same time. Does it matter that no perceived progress has been achieved on the Tariff issue? The spread between the 2 year and 10 year US Treasury yield, as […]

Leadership Change or Head Fake?

Leadership Change or Head Fake?   Over the last 30 days, large growth stocks as represented by the Vanguard Large Growth ETF (VUG) are positive by .08%.  Over the same period, the Vanguard Large Value ETF (VTV) is positive by 2.83%.  We have to go back to 2016, which is the last year that large […]

Trade War Is In Place…Now What?

When Will This End?   The Trade War is now in place. We are playing tit for tat with many countries in various billion dollar amounts. Where will this issue be on Halloween? How about Thanksgiving? How about New Year’s Day?   In my opinion, Tariffs are a tax on the Country that Levy’s the Tariff. […]

Your Weekly Summary – August 6, 2018

US Stock Market Indexes Higher   The threat of higher tariffs did nothing to hold back the US Stock Market last week, as the S&P 500 rose .79%, the Nasdaq Composite .96%, the Russell 2000 .63% and the Dow .05%. Over the pond, the International MSCI EAFE Index was down 1.45%.    The Barclay’s Aggregate […]