OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

Happy New Year!  2016 may have ended with a whimper, but 2017 has started out with a bang.  Will the momentum of 2016 carry over into 2017? [Read more…]

LET THE SUMMER RALLY BEGIN

We failed to penetrate the record highs in June, and then quickly fell to the lower end of the recent trading range as Brexit stunned the world.
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HOME ON THE (TRADING) RANGE

Major market indices have been locked in a trading range for most of the second quarter, following on the heels of a dismal first quarter.  How will the quarter close out? [Read more…]

A CORRECTION IN TIME?

What a start to 2016.  First, a unexpected personal loss, then bad weather across the country.  Stocks suffered a not good, very bad, horrible January and February leaving it up to March to rush to the rescue.

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AS IF AUGUST NEVER HAPPENED

Some people sold in May and went away.  I just went away and came back Saint Ledger’s day.  What did I miss?  [Read more…]

THE LONG GAME

We’re halfway through the first quarter and the stock market bulls are hanging in, despite a furious start by the bears.

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OCTOBER SURPRISE

In the commodities market, the symbol for the month of October is “V”.  This October, the “V” stands for volatility.

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SPRINGTIME FOR THE ECONOMY?

The month of March came in like a lion but is going out like a bi-polar bear.  From start to finish, March has been a month of dueling viewpoints with a little geopolitical tension thrown in for good measure. [Read more…]

ARE MORE RECORD HIGHS AHEAD?

As a polar vortex descended upon much of the nation in January, Wall Street felt a decided chill.  After closing out 2013 with record highs, stocks experienced an about-face.  The Dow has its worst January performance since 2009. [Read more…]

OUT WITH THE OLD

2013 was the year that wasn’t supposed to be. The stock market returns defied gravity and the naysayers.  For those in the market, the year ended well. [Read more…]