Who has it easier? This climber or a Federal Reserve Board Member? After last week’s member talks and interviews, it would seem that the Fed Board has backed their Chairman Powell and will hold firmly on rates for now. Not only has the broad macro data gotten worse, but several new bits of micro data have also come up short.READ NOW >
Back to Reality | What's Ahead in 2019
Since we last wrote three weeks ago, the news flow has actually become even more difficult for the financial markets. Seriously. This is not a dream. Check your token. Apple is going to miss earnings. The U.S. Government has shut down. The credit markets collapsed. Leading economic data points around the world continue to accelerate lower.READ NOW >
If you have de-risked your portfolios and piled up some tall stacks of cash as risks have risen in the market, then you deserve an enjoyable holiday break. In fact, take a long one because there is nothing to suggest that there are many investable catalysts are on the horizon.READ NOW >
Who Doesn't Like an Advent Calendar?
Unfortunately the negative market influences continue to pile up on the negative side of the ledger. As a result, Santa still likes you but he hates your investment portfolio this year. Here is what Santa has hidden behind the doors of the 2018 Investment Portfolio Advent Calendar this year…READ NOW >
Argentinian Dine and Dash
We hope that everyone in Argentina left with a full stomach because other than a good meal and a photo-op, not much else came out of the G-20 meeting over the weekend. China and the U.S. agreed to kick the can down the road by 3 months now 4 months (until April 1) to put pencil to paper and try to eliminate some of their trade differences.READ NOW >