Volatility Returns with a VENGEANCE! | Quarter in Review 03/30/2018

Stocks ended mixed to mostly lower in Q1 2018 as volatility returned with a vengeance. The VIX, a popular measure of market volatility, surged in the first quarter and marked one of its largest quarterly advances in history. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, benchmark S&P 500, and small-cap Russell 2000 all ended the quarter and […]

Stocks Fall Hard; Some Calling For A Big Top | Week in Review 03/23/2018

Stocks fall hard again! Last week fear of a looming trade war between the U.S. and China grew. I think the fear is overblown but the market’s opinion is all that matters. It’s important to keep in mind, all things being equal, investors like the status quo and fear change (unless it is a massive […]

Stocks Pullback On Political Headlines | Week in Review 03/16/2018

It has been a very busy time in D.C. In the last few weeks, Trump placed tariffs on Steel and Aluminium, said he may hit China with tariffs, then replaced his: Chief Economic Advisor, The Secretary Of State, The Head of the CIA, and his National Security Advisor might be next.  If that wasn’t enough, the […]

A little Patience PAYS BIG! | Week in Review 03/09/2018

Bull Market Turns 9, Correction Ends As Nasdaq Hits New High So that was fast! The latest correction is now pretty much over as the Nasdaq Composite and Nasdaq 100 both hit fresh record highs on Friday. The other popular averages are only a few percentage points below their record highs but are quickly marching […]