• Boo!

    October 15, 2018

    Halloween isn’t for another two weeks, but the tricks came early this year as investors were reminded that stocks can fall in price. So what caused last week’s sharp correction? You could blame rising interest rates, but they have been rising steadily for two years now.

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  • Change is in the Air

    October 8, 2018

    Cooler air in Colorado brought us a combination of golden aspen trees and white dusted peaks this weekend. As the colors have changed in our mountains, they have also changed on most market price screens from green to red. The hot U.S. economy and inflationary picture has suddenly increased the hawkishness at the Fed.

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  • The Final Stretch

    October 1, 2018

    Welcome to October. Only five weeks until the midterm elections and 11 weeks until Christmas. For investors, we are rounding the final corner as we look to finish out the 2018 performance numbers. With three quarters down, it has been a good one for U.S. Equity investors focused on growth stocks.

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  • The Circus is Deafening

    September 24, 2018

    Plenty of noise to filter through to get to the items that will affect the financial markets. It is Federal Reserve week, so expect a fourth rate hike for 2018, along with a talking setup for another to follow. The current economy is strong and inflationary pressures are building because of its strength, or because of the global trade tariffs.

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  • Just Another Brick in the Wall...

    September 17, 2018

    As U.S. and China trade talks continue to dissolve, the barrier to rising global growth gets taller and longer. Last week, President Trump wanted 25% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods. Of course, at the end of the day, this is either a $50 billion tax on the U.S. buyers of these goods…

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