Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

It has been 332 days since the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index experienced a 5 percent drop, reported Barron’s. If there isn’t a selloff on Monday or Tuesday, this will become the longest rally without such a drop. During this period, the Index has...
How Do You Protect Personal Data?

How Do You Protect Personal Data?

Last week, Equifax, one of three major consumer credit reporting agencies, was hacked. The New York Times reported the company had data on more than 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide. Estimates suggest 143 million Americans may have...
Global Economic Recovery: Coming to a Stock Market Near You?

Global Economic Recovery: Coming to a Stock Market Near You?

Here, there, and everywhere… Markets around the world appear to be benefitting from global economic recovery. After pointing out the United States’ economy is the heart of the global financial system, Barron’s reported: “The Standard & Poor’s 500 index has...
Markets Rebound… Queue The Next Crisis

Markets Rebound… Queue The Next Crisis

Every time we are told the end of the world is nigh, markets rebound. Every time markets rebound, we collectively queue the next crisis. One of my absolute favorite Nick Murrayisms is the following, I’m paraphrasing here:  “This time is different ALWAYS...
Don’t Panic, Look At The Economic Data

Don’t Panic, Look At The Economic Data

The economic data says… The United States economy is doing pretty well. So well that a March rate hike by the Federal Reserve is not entirely out of the question. Barron’s described the situation like this: “Squawking pessimism can’t drown out what is a very...