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January 25th Market Update

Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Leave a comment

From the November 8th Presidential election to year end, the S&P500 was up 4.6% and the DJIA was up 7.8%.  Though there were initial expectations that a Trump win would cause some immediate weakness in the market, instead, the market focused on policy changes that could have a positive impact on economic activity. For example,… Continue Reading…

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We Have A New President….

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | Leave a comment

Monday we wrote that the market typically moves based on variances from expectations.  Yesterday’s election is an obvious example as the market had predicted, with high odds, a Clinton win thus, the strong rally over the last couple of days.  Since the Trump victory was unexpected by markets around the world, the variance from expectations… Continue Reading…

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November 07 Market Update

Monday, November 7, 2016 | Leave a comment

The S&P500 went down 9 days in a row for the first time in about 36 years. Sounds dire, until you realize that it only went down 3% over that period. The market pullback has been very methodical primarily caused by three main uncertainties; Oil, The Election & The Fed.Oil has retreated due to a… Continue Reading…

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Q3 Market Update

Sunday, October 16, 2016 | Leave a comment

In the last Quarterly Market Overview we discussed the narrow market range and said, “We believe the market will soon break above current resistance. We should see new highs in time and, the momentum established as we finally break above this significant resistance area could propel the market for a while.” By mid-July the S&P500… Continue Reading…

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Q2 Market Commentary

Wednesday, July 13, 2016| 1 Comment

Through all the news and volatility over the first six months of 2016, the S&P500 was up by the end of the first quarter and up again as we ended the second quarter. As of the beginning of the quarter, the market re-entered the old trading range from about S&P 2050 to 2120. The market… Continue Reading…

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Brexit and The Fed

Monday, June 20, 2016| 1 Comment

The market made a steady move from mid-May into June which ended within 1% of all-time highs on June 9th.  From there, volatility entered the market again over concerns about the Fed’s decision on interest rates and whether or not the U.K. would leave the European Union when they vote next Thursday.Though it would be… Continue Reading…

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