Investors Breathe Sigh of Relief

Investors Breathe Sigh of Relief

The Markets… Sigh Investors breathed a sigh of relief last week when U.S. stock markets recovered from a tumble toward bear market territory with the grace of a Cirque du Soleil performer. Many stock markets around the world finished the week with gains,...
Volatility IS Reality!

Volatility IS Reality!

In Investing, Volatility is as Natural and Normal As the Cycle Of The Sun Video interlude (from the start of the current volatility in August 2015). Investing during the past couple years has been like driving down a rutted dirt road in a car with worn shock...
Lots of Questions & Too Many Blowhards.

Lots of Questions & Too Many Blowhards.

The Markets in 2016 Have Asked Many Questions We all have our pet peeves, and if there is one thing markets do NOT like, it is uncertainty. Unfortunately, we entered 2016 with a lot of unanswered questions: • How much has China’s growth slowed? How will the country’s...
Markets… Always Forward, Never Straight

Markets… Always Forward, Never Straight

Higher Probability of FED Increase… and Markets Rise? Anyone looking at U.S. stock market performance for the last week might assume it was a pretty quiet week. They would be wrong. It was a very bouncy week. U.S. stock markets moved lower on Monday, rebounded...
Emerging Market Travails

Emerging Market Travails

Emerging Market Travails Just a few years ago, emerging markets were the toast of the town. In general, emerging countries recovered much faster than developed countries following the financial crisis and global recession. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index delivered...
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