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March 20, 2017

Good earnings growth coupled with synchronized global economic upturn have continued to fuel the lofty levels in the domestic stock market. However, the risks of a near-term sell-off are increasing.  

First, we're simply due for a break given the long and large advance...

September 19, 2016

Stocks recovered some of the losses seen the prior week despite the rise in market volatility as the S&P 500 produced three days of moves greater than 1% this week. US economic growth slowed in Q1/Q2 2016 but remains resilient. Q3 2016, thus far, appears solid through...

August 22, 2016

The dog days of summer are here, with another quiet week for the stock market. The path of least resistance appears to be higher as broad equities made anew record high on Monday. However, the price action was muted as hawkish comments from Fed members, which brought s...

July 11, 2016

Stocks rallied for the second consecutive week as a string of strong economic data releases boosted stock prices globally. The big bounce in the US jobs report and increased M&A activity were the main drivers of performance this week as broad equities closed just shy o...

May 16, 2016

Stocks climbed modestly higher for the week, snapping a streak of two consecutive weekly losses. Broad equities got off to a strong start to the week with investors adding to the post-jobs report equity bounce. However, the positive sentiment quickly faded as retailers...

Last week was a busy week of trading that saw the S&P 500 fall by 1.3%.  The market focus was squarely on corporate quarterly results and central bankmeetings, which kept investors cautiously positioned. The FOMC meeting provided very little incremental news, while the...

April 20, 2016

If you’re like 60 million other Americans, chances are you filled out a bracket for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. March Madness, the trademarked annual rite of spring, has become a national obsession.  President Barack Obama is even a participant, famously unveiling...

March 8, 2016

Sure, he has earned a boatload over his career and his celebrity status will open doors for future opportunities. But yesterday, Peyton Manning joined millions of other retirees and has to plan out the rest of his financial life. Investment News highlights the issues t...

March 7, 2016

The S&P 500 gained 2.7% last week. It was the third consecutive weekly gain of more than 1% as oil prices continued to recover. Friday's US jobs report was better than expected and risk assets are being bought. Nice accumulation pattern occured in the past week's tradi...

March 4, 2016

Our friends at Checkworks wrote a piece on our firm on their blog.  Checkworks is one of the nation's biggest check printers, serving consumers and small business. As a part fo their commitment to small business, they create relevant content on a variety of business to...

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Sure, he has earned a boatload over his career and his celebrity status will open doors for future opportunities. But yesterday, Peyton Manning joined...

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