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Uncategorized, Weekly Update

Markets Shifting


Published November 8, 2019

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As the calendar has turned to the seasonally strong fourth quarter, markets appear to be at important crossroads. After leading the market all year, the more cautious low-volatility stocks might be finally giving way to strength in the more economically-sensitive, higher-beta stocks. (more…)

Uncategorized, Weekly Update

Trade Tariffs Hold the Key for Stocks


Published January 25, 2019

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Stocks have rebounded sharply from the Christmas Eve nightmare though plenty of fog remains for investors. You will recall that the Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) fell 12% over seven trading sessions in mid-December as thin holiday trading combined with rampant fears conspired to drive stocks downward. That plunge culminated in a 2%+ fall on Christmas Eve. (more…)