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U.S. Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Fed Minutes

Ever since late 2016, the stock market has been under the impression that the economy would only grow with faster interest rates and slower rates of inflation. At around the same time, ...

Will the Fed’s Experiment End Badly?

Put together these ingredients: The biggest weekly market decline in two years, the winding down of earnings season, and a light week for economic data. The result? Financial TV producers ...

Stock Corrections: How Bad Can They Be And What Can We Do?

2013-2014: Not A Good Benchmark It has not been difficult to find “as long as the Fed is in charge, we will never have another serious correction” comments in recent weeks. The ...

Can Earnings Growth Reignite the Stock Rally?

To the surprise of many observers, stocks have survived a series of recent challenges. As Q214 earnings reports starts begin, the questions has changed: Can strong corporate earnings ...

Is Recent Volatility Cause For Concern?

Earnings: A Big Role This Week Before we get into the subject of recent volatility, it is important to understand the primary market driver in the days ahead – earnings. From The ...

Is it time for a mid-course correction?

Is it time for a mid-course correction? I expect the punditry to assemble the evidence, with each concluding that (s)he has been right all along! Prior Theme Recap Last week I expected ...

The Most Important Chart on Wall Street

Better Economic Data And New Highs In Stocks The most recent read on the U.S. economy was released before the fireworks began in the USA. From Fox News: Last month, employers added ...

Sorting Out Market Volatility’s Lessons

Asset price volatility is a critical variable for the various flavors of dynamic asset allocation and related strategies. As a core input for developing risk management models, ignoring ...

Economic Fireworks Ahead?

With the stunning decline in Q1 GDP, the health of the US economy has once again taken center stage. The week ahead is shortened by a Friday holiday, but is packed with important data ...

How To Avoid A Common Bear Market Mistake

Investors Want Forecasts Stock market investors are obsessed with forecasts, but how helpful are they? The concepts of forecasting are basically the same for stocks, bonds, and commodities. ...