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Dow 40,000?


That’s right… Dow 40,000.  Do we have your attention?  With the index having breached 20,000, it seems quite reasonable to begin talking about Dow 40,000, right?  After all, the market has largely been on a so-called “Trump rally” since the election, seemingly doing no wrong and heading toward the stratosphere.  Surely Dow 40,000 is right […]

Holiday Thoughts


As we close in on the Christmas holiday and the end of 2016, we’re reminded of  how much there is to be grateful for, even in the face of known concerns and uncertainties so vague we never even know they truly exist until they step out into the light. It’s been an extraordinary year. After […]

On Interest Rates, Déjà Vu


Twelve months ago, as our Winter-2015 newsletter went to “press,” markets were awaiting a mid-December meeting of the Federal Reserve, widely expected to deliver the first uptick in base interest rates in years.  And here we are again, anticipating the Fed’s mid-December confab.  The CME’s FedWatch tool reportedly is assigning about a 95% probability that […]

When The Unexpected Happens


Just as the world expected Britain to vote to remain in the European Union earlier this year, the unexpected may have happened again.  As of this writing, it appears as though Donald Trump may have pulled off the unexpected. As written earlier this week, the stock market tends to react negatively to uncertainty and more […]

Losing Streaks and Elections


As I began writing this last week, the headlines were pretty sensational lately, trumpeting the S&P 500’s 9-day losing streak through last Friday.  This has been the longest such stretch since 1980… the longest in 36 years!! There’s a difference, however, between a long losing streak and a bad losing streak.  Despite the length of […]