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  • The Big Three

    In 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 first responders who selflessly...

  • Price is Always Right

    August 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 to fly with a...

  • Central Bank Steamroller

    Central 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 will.” -Jack Welch Volatility...

  • Feeling Sentimental

    There 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. “All through time, people...

  • The Most Interesting Rate Cut in the World

    Despite relatively good economic data, a record high stock market, and low unemployment, the Federal Reserve will likely cut rates at their next meeting on July 30-31. Why would they do this? And how should we think about the potential impact from the most interesting rate cut in the world? Market Microscope What will happen...

  • Do Earnings Matter?

    Earnings reports are one of the most watched and analyzed metrics in global markets today. Earnings declined in the first quarter of the year, and are currently at risk of printing back-to-back declines for the first time in 3 years. But do earnings matter? Or is there something more constructive we can be doing? Market...

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