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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 […]

Brexit It Is


Since the fall of 2015, we’ve been anticipating volatility leading up to the June 23rd vote by the U.K. on whether to remain a part of the European Union, repeating this mantra even when markets experienced what seemed like an irrational fall in January of this year, seemingly in response to volatility in Chinese stock […]

Markets Await Decision by U.K. Voters on “Brexit”


At this writing, citizens of the United Kingdom (U.K.) are mulling over their June 23rd vote on continuing as part of the European Union (EU) or exiting that integral association. The EU is one of the largest economic unions in history. It joins 28 member nations in a landmark effort to facilitate freer cross-border movement […]