- Stocks have enjoyed a fairly uninterrupted rise since the 4th quarter of last year, so a pullback is to be expected.
- The Coronavirus originating in China may be a catalyst for selling.
- While serious, it is still early in this outbreak to determine its economic effect. Headlines of pandemics acco
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The Fed and China: Headline Risk on Both Sides of our Border
The Quick Take
A quick note on today’s market:
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The markets are struggling with mixed interpretations of our current economic indicators. The Federal Reserve has eight major categories of economic indicators.
The 1st quarter of 2018 has come to a close and volatility has returned to the market. This is actually a good thing for investors as the markets need to find equilibrium over a longer period of time and a very good thing for our friends in the national media. I am blessed with five children, excuse me, now young adults and all have been interested and inqui
A milestone occurred this week with Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 25,000 for the first time. An important distinction is needed in that as the Dow Jones Industrial Average moves higher, the percentage of growth can be obscured. When the Dow was at 10,000, a 1000 point rise equaled a 10% gain.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has slowed its recent advance and stands at 20,899 after recording a high of 21,115 on March 1st. The likelihood of a 3% to 5% stock market decline is present and would be quite normal after the recent advance. This would bring us back to the 20,000 level on the Dow. In addition to the usual advance and decline within market
The dynamics of this market year look to be some of the most interesting in many years. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that may provide tailwinds to propel the markets forward as well as the headwinds that may restrict market progress. We are unconcerned with politics since any major changes in the policies of a governing body throughout history will bring divergent rhetoric. The winds of change can create extreme swings in our nation’s politics and policies. The markets prefer smooth tailwinds in policy to aid in pushing the markets forward with occasional gusts to provide the volatility that creates opportunity. The goal is to stay focused on the health of our portfolios.