Volatility!

Volatility!

In his 2019 Forecasts Event (held January, 2019), Jonathan K. DeYoe discussed the global markets and economies and offers an explanation of where we have been. Jonathan DeYoe greets the return of a familiar friend: volatility.

Hold On to Your Hats!

Hold On to Your Hats!

Recently, stocks have delivered a wild ride. During Thanksgiving week, U.S. stock markets took investor uncertainty on the chin, suffering a 3.8 percent drop, which was the worst performance in eight months. Then, last week, stocks reversed course. The Standard &...
Remember: Volatility is Normal

Remember: Volatility is Normal

Major U.S. stock market indices climbed into record territory during August. They gave back some gains last week. Peter Wells of Financial Times explained: “Speculation about a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese imports from the Trump administration weighed on U.S....
Why Did the Stock Market Fall When the Economy is Doing Well?

Why Did the Stock Market Fall When the Economy is Doing Well?

The answer is that one reflects the past and the other anticipates the future. Last Friday’s advance estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed the U.S. economy grew 3.5 percent during the third quarter of 2018. Harriet Torry of The Wall Street Journal...
Like An Unexpected Gust of Wind

Like An Unexpected Gust of Wind

Last week’s stock market performance startled investors, like an unexpected gust of wind that blows the hat off your head or flips your umbrella inside out. Looking back, it’s easy to identify some of the factors that may have contributed to investors’ unease and...