Market Volatility – What’s Going On?

        Market Volatility What’s Going On?         First, last week’s results! The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down (4.46%), the S&P 500 (4.57%), the Nasdaq Composite(4.9%), the Small Cap Russell 2000 (5.53%). Over the pond, the results weren’t quite as bad with the MSCI EAFE International down (2.26%) and […]

“Wild Week” – Federal Reserve/Markets/China Trade – George HW Bush

          “Wild Week” Federal Reserve/Markets/China Trade George HW Bush     Watching the news detail the life of George HW Bush made me conclude, “He lived a wonderful, full life”. From serving in the United States Navy, Captain of the Yale University Baseball Team, the 41st President of the United States, […]

A Week to Forget! Markets did not Celebrate!

    A Week to Forget! Markets did not Celebrate!     So much, so quick, in last week’s short trading week. Oil dropped over 10%, Holiday spending surged, as we expected, Stock Markets took it on the chin, and on Sunday, we learned that Brexit plans are now getting ready for a vote on […]

Let the Holiday Spending Begin!

      Let the Holiday Spending Begin!   First and most importantly, I would like to wish all of you a Very Happy Thanksgiving! Please take the time to tell those you love, you love them!   The day after Thanksgiving is called “Black Friday”, as this used to suggest, this is the time […]

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 […]