• Final Week to Choose

    October 26, 2020

    With some states now showing that over 60% of voters have submitted their ballots early, all indications are that voter turnout will be massive this election. There are very few undecided voters left, and the final Presidential debate did little to sway the polls. So, barring some major event in the next week, the Oval Office may have a new occupant in 2021. More interesting right now to the financial markets will be the outcome of the control of the Senate.

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  • Three Peaks

    October 19, 2020

    We made it through the first two COVID peaks and now it’s time for a third ascent. This one could be trickier as the country needs to battle both colder weather and communities tiring of safety and social distancing measures. We are already seeing cases climb rapidly in cities and states where safety protocols and mask mandates are not in place. This new spike will likely put a damper on year-end holiday travel, gatherings, and could affect retail sales.

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  • Jackets Required

    October 12, 2020

    Summer temps are gone in Colorado and that means it will start to get colder outside at night. I see several 30- to 50-degree nights in the forecast for us, which means you’ll need to dial back on the hairspray if you plan on sitting next to an outdoor heater for that next meal out. I am guessing that long wool skirts and boots will soon be the fashion trend for the ladies. Go out and enjoy the cold as all of our restaurants are counting on us to help them make it through to 2021.

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  • Big Blue Sneaker Wave

    October 5, 2020

    Well, that one came out of nowhere. Epidemiologists everywhere will be studying how a Saturday afternoon in the White House rose garden became a superspreading nightmare for the GOP. It’s incredible to think that after raising $10 billion in political donations for the race to the White House and Congress, a 10-cent piece of PPE will have decided this entire election. Well that and the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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  • Tacks...

    September 28, 2020

    I think I also paid $750 in federal income taxes once. I had a great summer job working on a McKesson warehouse loading dock during 1985. I felt like a rich man on each payday, even with the government withholding. Who would have known that I’d have a tax figure in common with the author of the book “Art of the Deal,” which I read a few years later?

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