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  • The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood turns 88 years old on May 31, and we are celebrating the legendary actor by looking at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in today’s market. We also celebrate him by incorporating truly awful puns in weak attempts to appear witty. Hopefully us High Plains Drifters won’t remain Unforgiven for being so...

  • Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

    It seems that the market’s mood may be changing. After blowout earnings from many companies, stock prices have fallen in price instead of rising as one might expect. When bullish events happen, yet bearish price action follows, the potential exists of a shift in investor moods. Is the Fed partially to blame? Executive Summary Economic...

  • Q2 ChartBook: The Investor’s Dilemma

    The first quarter of 2018 has reminded investors that there is indeed risks associated with investing.  There have now been two 10% declines in the S&P 500 since February, and many of our signals suggest that we will remain in a period of elevated risks through mid-year. With this issue, we are beginning to publish...

  • Soldiers are AWOL

    An analogy we like to make is that markets are like armies composed of generals (leading stocks) and soldiers (the rest of the index). Currently, there are many soldiers that are AWOL. In this issue we review current portfolio positioning, update the scenarios outlined in our previous report, and take another look at market breadth....

  • AAII Investor Presentation

    IronBridge presented to the Austin chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors on March 26, 2018.  Topics discussed were 6 strategies for Late Cycle Investing, identifying characteristics of previous market tops, and an overview of the current market environment.  Click the link below to view the presentation.  

  • Charting the Course: Four Possible Market Outcomes

    In this issue we chart the four likely paths the market may take over the coming weeks and months, update our “Two Most Important Days” analysis, and look again at the weakness in High Yield Bonds. Executive Summary Well, the “two most important days” has been stretched into “the two important weeks”, and it may...