News Updates

News Updates2017-08-15T17:38:18-05:00

What will an overwhelming amount of uncertainties in global economies bring to our shores?

February 15th, 2019|

There are a few more economic problems globally that we can see right now -- and still more continuing to surface every day. These problems and issues are not all caused by geopolitical events or political uncertainties here in America. [...]

Don’t Like Trump’s America First Agenda? What’s Not to Like?

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 17 percent and 9 percent returns, respectively. On average, most [...]

August 17th, 2018|

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 stronger as the economy gets better. This president is exposing...

August 7th, 2018|

Guess who is set to lead world in oil production

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 expert Dan Celia of "Financial Issues" says that makes America not only [...]

July 17th, 2018|

Tariff Headwinds Insignificant Compared to Tailwinds from $2T in American Investment

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 a starting point. Maybe that was the intent, but nobody [...]

June 22nd, 2018|

Rising Gas Prices Could Signal an Economy About to Tap on the Brakes

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 the brakes due to potential “trade wars.” On top of [...]

May 22nd, 2018|

Attention: An Important Notice Leading Up to the November Elections

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 or beginning of September, if it appears as though liberals [...]

May 4th, 2018|

Where Will Trump’s Focus Shift: Trade, Tariffs and Tweets or Facts, Fundamentals and the Fed?

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…

April 13th, 2018|

Struggling to Grasp Economic Fundamentals

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 lined up to give us some sense of our economic [...]

April 6th, 2018|

What Has Happened to Wall Street?

It’s amazing to see that politics seems to be the main concern of the markets. What happened to the fear of inflation and interest rates? Think about how much things have changed. For weeks, we have seen nothing but good news continuing to come out in the markets. Last week was another great week of 50-year lows in unemployment, job openings for the month of [...]

March 19th, 2018|


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