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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Opportunities Within the Oil Price Decline

Opportunities Within the Oil Price Decline

This year has been marked by volatile interest rates thus far making it challenging for income investors and managers alike.  The dramatic slump in oil prices since last June has weighed heavily on the energy sector, sending energy stock p...

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The Banking Transformation

The Banking Transformation

The banking sector is one of the oldest and most important sectors in the makeup of the U.S. economy. Because of this, Weatherstone follows the sector closely to determine whether it should be included in portfolios, and what, if any affect...

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Central Bank Side Effects

Central Bank Side Effects

Quantitative Easing (QE), the U.S. Federal Reserve’s (Fed) emergency economic stimulus bond-buying program since 2009, came to an end in October 2014. Results of the quantitative easing were an improved labor market, economic growth picke...

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Earnings & Slow Growth Headwinds

Earnings & Slow Growth Headwinds

The first quarter of 2015 is now in the books.  It was a choppy quarter with little return for the stock and corporate bond markets.  The stock market as measured by the S&P 500 gained less than 1% for the quarter, while experiencing ...

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A ‘patient’ Federal Reserve

A ‘patient’ Federal Reserve

A much anticipated Federal Reserve “Fed” meeting will be taking place over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  The anticipation can be summed up in one word, “patient” which refers to whether the Fed will mainta...

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