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Monday, August 10, 2020

President Trump issues executive orders as coronavirus stimulus negotiations fail to produce an agreement. It's an election year so look for a deal to get done soon. What does more stimulus mean for your portfolio?...

Monday, August 3, 2020

Investors react to a flood of quarterly earnings reports and some prominent economic data. While the Fed continues to be aggressive, Congress continues to debate the next stimulus package. Where does that leave your portfolio...

Monday, July 27, 2020

Total coronavirus cases surpass 4 Million creating higher than expected first-time unemployment claims. Can the next round of government fiscal stimulus push the stock market higher....

Monday, July 20, 2020

Vaccine hopes announced by companies continue to be a stock market catalyst while the increasing COVID-19 cases play "Debbie Downer". What is important to your portfolio within our current Tug of War...

Monday, July 13, 2020

US virus cases climb above 3 million. Data suggest the pace of the virus surge is accelerating... Can more Fiscal Stimulus and Company Earnings Season keep the stock market climbing higher...

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Worries over the resurgence of the coronavirus pushed the markets into negative territory last week. How can we apply investment risk management techniques to improve our portfolio and help keep us safe during this coronavirus spike...

Monday, June 22, 2020

Relaxing Social Distancing Rules Sends Retail Sales Higher by Record 17.7%. Fiscal and Monetary Stimulus Keeps the Bulls Looking to Add on Market Pullbacks…While the Bears Look for Dips to Become Market Drops as the COVID-19 Case Count...

Monday, June 15, 2020

Gloomy economic forecast and rising number of Covid-19 cases lead investors to take profits. What should investors be looking for going forward...

Monday, June 8, 2020

Shocking good employment numbers fuel the stock market rally. Instead of more jobs lost, the economy created 2.5 Million jobs in May, Most jobs created in a single month on record...

Monday, June 1, 2020

The U.S. economy shows some signs of life from reopening. Let's hope protests, riots, and looting do not sack the economy’s restart...

Monday, May 25, 2020

Vaccine hopes lead to stock market gains for the week. All 50 states have eased social distancing restrictions in some say. How consumers & businesses react will determine the stock market's direction going forward...

Sunday, May 17, 2020

A Swoosh Recovery is predicted to be our New Normal. The Swoosh Recovery suggests a long road ahead. How do you prepare your portfolio for a Swoosh...

Monday, May 11, 2020

The stock market climbs carefully over the wall of worry again, overcoming the crippling jobs number - 20.5 Million Americans lost their Job in April...

Monday, May 4, 2020

Emerging economic data is starting to show the effects of the pandemic as the first-quarter GDP shrinks at the fastest pace since the great recession. Are we heading for a depression...

Monday, April 27, 2020

The tumultuous week in the Oil Market witnessed for the first time negative prices for a barrel of oil. As the growing supply of oil meets a lack of demand and little capacity left to store it...

Monday, April 20, 2020

Investors try to square their hope in the progress being made to combat the Coronavirus versus the historical downturns in economic data...

Monday, April 6, 2020

6.6 Million People Filed for Unemployment Benefits Last Week. The Two Week Unemployment Claims Total almost 10 Million. Non-Farm Payrolls Dropped 701,000 and the worst is yet to come...

Monday, March 30, 2020

Dow posts the biggest weekly rally since 1938 but still down more than 20% year-to-date. What should an investor do now? --Buy before the opportunity is gone or Sell before the stock market goes on another losing streak?

Monday, March 23, 2020

Panic, Panic, Panic! The Dow Index Dropped 17% last week. Can we apply lessons from the past to help navigate our current unchartered waters...

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Dow & S&P 500 Indexes are Officially in Bear Market Territory. Fear has gripped the stock market causing extreme volatility. So what happens now...

Monday, March 9, 2020

Volatility has taken over the stock market as 1,000 point swings are the new norm. How are you positioning your portfolio?

Monday, March 2, 2020

Panic Selling Drives S&P 500 Meltdown - S&P 500 Drops 10% in the Shortest Amount of Time Ever Recorded as Fears of a Pandemic and a Worldwide Economic Contraction Grip the Market.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Coronavirus fears, now COVID-19, grip global stock markets heading into the week. Why is there so much confusion and what is an investor supposed to do now?...

Monday, February 17, 2020

Last week, our stock markets continued to shrug off more bad news out of China. Can optimism continue to win the day for your stock portfolio?

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Monday Morning QB recognizes the significant news, from the noise, within the factual events of the previous week. Positive earnings reports and solid economic data helped quell coronavirus concerns...for last week, anyway.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Markets Lost Ground for the week as concern over coronavirus builds Most Equity Indexes finished January in the red. Labor Markets remain robust Home prices continue to rise Confidence among consumers hit its highest level in five...

Monday, January 27, 2020

The Monday Morning QB recognizes the Significant news, from the noise, within the Factual events of the previous week. Coronavirus Concerns take Center Stage...How much will the virus infect your investment portfolio?

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Monday Morning QB recognizes the Significant news, from the noise, within the Factual events of the previous week. The “Phase One” Trade Deal with China is in the books...So now what? Can the stock market momentum continue?

Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday Morning QB - Market Observations: U.S. stocks hit new record highs as tensions with Iran fade. Precious metals finished the week mixed. The jobs market ended 2019 on a sour note China will reach its target of economic growth of...

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday Morning QB - Market Observations: Middle East Tensions Pressured Stock Markets around the Globe Iranian Backed Militias Harass U.S. Forces in Iraq In Response, U.S. Targets and Kills Iranian General Iran Threatens Revenge for...

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday Morning QB - Thanks to Retail Sales the S&P 500 Rallies for 5th Week in a Row. Low Inflation, Low-Interest Rates, and Full Employment Continue to Boost the American Consumer. Healthy Consumer = Healthy Economy.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday Morning QB - Market Observations: U.S. & China Sign a Vague “Phase One” Trade Deal No New Tariffs, at Least for Now & September Tariffs get Cut in Half “Big Deal” Gives Hope to US Farmers • The...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Monday Morning QB – Market Observations: Trade Jitters Sparked Tuesday’s Sell-Off November Jobs Report Fuels Friday’s Rally Friday’s Strong Jobs Report Calms Recession Fears China & U.S. Posturing Ahead of 12/15...

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday Morning QB - Market Observations: U.S. Consumer Continues to Drive Economic Growth Black Friday Saw a Record $7.4 Billion in Online...

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday Morning QB – Market Observations: Slow News Week Creates a Stock Market PausePositive Market Streak Ends at Six Weeks of GainsBusiness Activity Showing Signs of a Potential Pick Up to Finish Out the YearRetail Company...

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday Morning QB – Market Observations Higher Jobless Claims U.S. Retailers Rebounded Last Month Higher Prices for Gasoline, Vehicles and Medical Care Interest Rates On Hold for Now Closer Review of Jobless Claims Needed to...

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday Morning QB - Market Observations: US Consumers are Reigning in Credit Card Purchases Is the Consumer on Pause Before the Holiday Season or For the Holiday Season? Trade Optimism Helped Push Stocks Higher for the Week. 3,100 on...

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday Morning QB - Market Observations: The Fed Cuts Rates but Signals a Pause Ahead Jobs Report Shows Economy is Still Growing Poor Jobs Numbers from Last Two Months Revised Higher Better than Expected Earnings Dampen Recession...

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday Morning QB – Market Observations: Volatility Returns to the Stock Market as a China/U.S. Trade Deal Takes a Major HitMonday’s Trade War Escalations from both the U.S. and China Lead to the First 3% plus Market...

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday Morning QB – Market Observations: Momentum putting Stocks on Pace for Best June in 50 Years Federal Reserve Readies a More Accommodative Approach…A July Rate Cut is in the Air Hope and Enthusiasm Prevail ahead of...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Warren Buffett “Oracle of Omaha” – Three Tips to Investment Success! Can We Invest Like Him? Every year around the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, the investing world pauses to listen to the wisdom of Warren. And...

Monday, May 6, 2019

How to Go From Debt to Savings in the Least Amount of Time It’s that time of year; the annual lawn and flower bed beautification ritual to create the clean, crisp, weed-less yard for you and your neighbors to enjoy. Like most...

Friday, December 14, 2018

The holiday season is now in full swing. So what better time for a discussion about your potential 2019 tax bill. Or more appropriately, how to avoid paying additional taxes. We will assume most investors would rather pay less in taxes...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Let me start by saying this: not all mutual funds are bad. However, it takes effort to decipher the good from the bad. The financial industry has done an excellent job of selling the ease of investing in mutual funds and an even better...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

From an early age, we are taught that “nothing in life is free.” So, naturally, when people started asking about filing their taxes for free online, the hair on the back of our necks stood up. Companies offering these...

Monday, January 15, 2018

One of the first rules of successful investing is to pick a management style that makes sense to you, and then to stay with it, even when other styles are outperforming. This either sounds easy or stupid; Easy, because if you feel you...

Monday, January 8, 2018

Dow 25,000: Should We Care? I’m not sure about the regular media outlets but I know the market commentary in our world has given Dow 25,000 its due. Some interesting points have been bantered about: How did we get here so fast?...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Does Diversification limit your downside risk (chance of loss) The meaning’s behind overused words or phrases changes with time. The term “diversification” is one in the category. You will get different answers...