Who Hates Uncertainty More Than You Do?

Who Hates Uncertainty More Than You Do?

I expect you’ve read this before, but markets really, really hate uncertainty. Failure to pass the American Healthcare Act, which was supported by Republican leaders in Congress and President Trump, appears to have spooked U.S. stock markets last week. In an article...
On Predictions

On Predictions

IT’S JUST NOT EASY TO DO. Brexit came as a shock to many. So did the outcome of the U.S. election, but let’s face it – whether you’re trying to evaluate the potential of a company or the future of a country – predicting what may be ahead is never easy. For instance,...
Opportunity is Born of Uncertainty

Opportunity is Born of Uncertainty

Markets hate uncertainty – and that may create opportunities. Last week, investors experienced another bout of election jitters, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index fell for the ninth straight session. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a.k.a. the fear...
Markets Didn’t Rally?

Markets Didn’t Rally?

Markets Didn’t Rally? As Tom Petty often sang, “The waiting is the hardest part.” Whether it’s waiting for college acceptance letters, medical test results, employment offers, or Federal Reserve monetary policy changes, waiting can produce a lot of anxiety. A...

Soaring Stock Markets Valued At Over $70 Trillion!

How much is one trillion? If you waited one trillion seconds, it would take 31,688 years. If you had a trillion dollars, and spent $10 million a day, it would take 273 years to go broke. If you taped $100 bills end-to-end, you could wrap the earth 41 times with $1...

Weekly Perspective August 1, 2011

The Markets Uncertainty is an overused, but appropriate word to describe the situation our country finds itself in. We have uncertainty in Washington about how our budget issue will get resolved. We have uncertainty about the economy as it hasn’t fully recovered from...