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  • Weak Economic Data vs Strong Markets

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportThere is an old saying that the stock market has predicted 10 of the last 7 recessions. (Meaning stocks are more volatile than actual economic data.) But what happens when it’s the economic data that is showing weakness, while the markets continue to show strength? This is the situation today. So...

  • The Fed’s Secret Indicator

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportWhat if we told you that we knew what the Fed was looking at in their meetings? That we knew their secret? It would take the guesswork out of trying to predict what the Fed was going to do. Well, it may just be hiding in plain sight. “Secrets aren’t secret. ...

  • The Big Three

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportIn investing there are three major disciplines that attempt to analyze the factors that drive investment performance. We take a look at the primary components we are watching in each of these three key areas in the markets to get clues as to what is next. We remember the heroes and...

  • Price is Always Right

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportAugust has seen a massive pick up in volatility, and we are watching two key price levels to help us guide portfolios. After all, price is the single most important factor when making investment decisions. “I would much rather wait a few moments more to soar with an eagle than rush...

  • Central Bank Steamroller

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportCentral banks have been the dominant factor in global markets for well over a decade now. It’s important to avoid getting steamrolled by their actions, good or bad. Recognizing what is in your control can help both financially and emotionally when markets become volatile. “Control your own destiny, or someone else...

  • Feeling Sentimental

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportThere are three primary components to market analysis: fundamentals, quantitative/technical analysis, and sentiment. Sentiment analysis, sometimes known as behavioral finance, can play a major part in the market’s movements. Investors are emotional, and understanding the emotional status of the market can give insights into both the current and future market conditions....