INSIGHTS
OCT
7
WEEK AHEAD...
Week one of the shutdown will be upon the markets and us will continue to yawn. Is it because no believes that this will be a protracted period or they don’t care? We believe it’s because no one believes this will go on for very long. The shutdown of non-essential aspects of the US government for the short term will have a very small impact ...
SEP
23
WEEK AHEAD...
Talk about mixed messages! The Federal Reserve is continuing to show signs of dissention in the ranks. For an organization that has such sway over the capital markets you would think they would try and have a more unified message to at least let everyone believe they are all on the same page. Almost looks like our beloved leaders in the House an...
SEP
16
WEEK AHEAD...
The strength we have seen in the equity markets while not very surprising still makes you want to scratch your head. The tapering will be coming soon and that supposed crutch we have all been leaning on will slowly be pulled away. That should be reason enough for most investors to precede with caution but few have. Mixed signals abound and yet t...
SEP
2
WEEK AHEAD...
As any follower of this column knows, we don’t really take hard line political stands very often. We tend to favor the moderate approach and give the powers that be, some latitude. “It’s not an easy job, we wouldn’t want to do it”, is our motto. We aren’t afraid to take those powers to task but we always remember that motto. The Pre...
AUG
19
WEEK AHEAD...
A week to forget, or we should just say, forget this week. When historians look back they won’t find much in the way of economic news. News that helps move entire markets. There just is a lack of anything important going on right now and markets are reacting like it. Little movement, no volume seems to be the story line. We did see WalMart (W...