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Brexit Is A Big Deal

Brexit Is A Big Deal

June 26, 2016

Brexit “Black Friday” cost investors over $2 trillion in market wealth (CNBC) as global stocks fell -5.4%. Here in the U.S., the S&P 500…

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Is It A Bull Or Is It A Bear

Is it a Bull or is it a Bear?

April 8, 2016

Is it a bull or is it a bear? The past 18 months have left a number of investors asking this very question. Since…

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The Aging Population Problem

The Aging Population Problem

March 17, 2016

It’s been a month since my last post was published. I apologize for the delay. My office flooded 2 weeks ago and I’ve been…

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U.s. Consumers – The Last Line Of Defense

U.S. Consumers – The Last Line of Defense

February 16, 2016

It is well known that there is considerable concern for the global economy. Red flags are flying high: credit spreads have widened, China is…

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First Week Was Worst Week

First Week Was Worst Week

January 10, 2016

The first week of January was the worst on record. The S&P 500 index fell by -5.96% to close at 1922. The index is…

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China Weighs Final

While China Weighs on All, the Western World Recovers (sort of), and the Fed Looks to Raise Rates

August 4, 2015

Within the past few weeks, things have been looking moderately better in the U.S. and Europe. U.S. GDP is reporting stronger growth and European…

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How King Dollar Changes Everything

How King Dollar Changes Everything

March 19, 2015

After a historic 6-year stock rally, this may be the unanticipated event that slows the U.S. stock market advance. The US Dollar started its impressive rally back in July 2014 when investors were contemplating the end of QE. The USD rally is the longest in history and the index is up over 25% since.

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America Has Its Economic Swagger Back

America Has Its Economic Swagger Back. But For How Long?

January 20, 2015

America has its economic swagger back. And it’s about time. Cue the theme song from Rocky and break out your American flag t-shirt. Thats…

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Cautious Optimism E

Cautious Optimism

November 20, 2014

Believe it or not, but we are witnessing history in the making. From the March 2009 lows, the 5 year and 9 month SampP…

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