Even though America's health care system is still in crisis, headlines have taken a backseat to other news. Regardless of the coverage, more than 1 million people are dropping off the rolls of the "Affordable" Care Act this year alone. Given high premiums, some people...
For all the talk of how America’s protectionism may sink this bull market in stocks, it’s still very much “America first” on Wall Street — just look at stocks. Five regions and countries, including the Eurozone, the U.K. and Japan, trail U.S. stock returns this year. Only Saudi Arabia and Norway have performed better, with [...]
Many of us have an attitude that because of our financial struggles, or perhaps because we are just barely able to give to ministries and still pay our bills, one insignificant dollar matters very little in the Kingdom work of Jesus Christ here on earth. But it does matter deeply.
It’s Time to Focus on Market Certainties, Like the Economic Growth Resulting from This Administration’s Policies
According to the Stock Trader's Almanac, August ranks as one of the weakest months of the year for major indexes. This is according to data that goes back to 1950. In my opinion, almost everything happening that is negative in the markets is political in nature. The hatred for this president continues to grow stronger and [...]
The United States is on track to become the world's number one oil exporter by 2019. The International Energy Agency made the forecast based on expected U.S. output of shale oil, which is harvested from rocks containing kerogen. It has the country on pace to exceed an output of 11 million barrels per day. Financial [...]
With new tariffs either imposed or threatened, there certainly has been a rising wall of worry regarding international trade. I have been (and still am) in the camp that sees the talk of tariffs as simply negotiating tactics. Sometimes, when you lay out negotiating tactics, you have to demonstrate a willingness to use them as [...]
In all the world’s economic uncertainty—one thing is for sure. We haven’t seen manufacturing activity like this in America for a very long time. We continue to see manufacturing increase, and it would appear that there is a consistency to the rise. Apparently, manufacturers are not quite ready, at least yet, to start putting on [...]
What will be the next big uncertainty or concern that will push the markets into a major downturn? If we assume there could be one between now and the end of the summer, I suspect it will be due to the outlook on the upcoming November elections. I believe that by the end of August [...]
Trade, tariffs, tweets or facts, fundamentals and the Fed. I think I would choose the latter, and hopefully that’s the direction we will begin to take as we look at the markets—and, more importantly…
Despite a wealth of information at our fingertips, I’m wondering how we will ever get a true assessment of current economic conditions. There was a time when you could look at economic data and related indicators, along with technical information, and understand where the economy and the markets were heading. The correlation between these factors [...]