2018 Year End Commentary

“Roads? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads”   If time travel with Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown taught us anything, the future may never be cer...

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Have We Entered a Bear Market?

Have We Entered a Bear Market?

Have We Entered a Bear Market? 2015 was a choppy year for stocks, with the S&P 500 Index lower for the year, but able to muster a small gain once the impact of dividends was included.  The high for most stock indexes was back in May, m...

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Is The Currency Crisis of 1997 Coming Back?

Is The Currency Crisis of 1997 Coming Back?

Is The Currency Crisis of 1997 Coming Back? Many of you may remember the Asian financial crisis from the late 1990’s, that caused global currency challenges and affected markets worldwide.  While US markets recovered nicely from the cris...

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The Once-a-Decade Oil Decline

The Once-a-Decade Oil Decline

The decline that we have seen in oil prices over the past 15 months is one of the largest in recent decades. Many people are shocked to see oil prices drop as much as they have, when just a few years ago it was common to hear talk about “...

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Bond Market and Economic Update

Bond Market and Economic Update

The last 18 months have been tough for bond investors as interest rates have remained low on short-term bonds, and they have gyrated up and down on intermediate and long-term bonds. The crosscurrents of the Federal Reserve wrapping up their...

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Recognition of Risk

Recognition of Risk

August turned in the weakest monthly performance for the stock market since 2012, with the S&P 500 declining by 6.03%, and the Dow Industrials declining by 6.57%(1). Interestingly, there seemed to be no major news event that can easily ...

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