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 […]

Your Weekly Summary – July 30, 2018

GDP 4.1%, Market Falls?   The big release last week was the 2nd Quarter GDP reading which came in @ 4.1%, slightly below what many were expecting, sending the Market Indexes down for the day last Friday. However for the week, the Dow was up 1.57%, the S&P 500 .61%, the Russell 2000 was down […]

Your Weekly Summary – July 23, 2018

Market Not Quite Up 3 Weeks in a Row   Three out of the 4 major US Stock Indexes were in the positive last week, with the S&P500 up .03%, the Dow up .18%, the Russell 2000 up .58%. The Nasdaq retreated a slight .07%.   Barclays Aggregate Bond Index fell .27%, as rates ended […]

Your Weekly Summary – July 16, 2018

Markets Continue Upward For 2nd Week in a Row!   Markets added to the prior week’s gains as the Dow was up 2.31%, the S&P 500 1.53%. However, the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index was down .39%, for the week. Over the pond, the MSCI EAFE International Index was up .16%, with the year-to-date down 2.05%. […]