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1st Quarter 2018 Review

April 16, 2018

The first quarter of 2018 is now in the history books. What will be remembered? What can we learn from this quarter? And what may lay ahead for the markets through the rest of this year?

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Time to Sell or Buying Opportunity?

April 3, 2018

After stock prices peaked on January 26th, the S&P 500 has dropped from its all-time high of 2,872.87 to 2,581.88 on April 2nd (as I write this email to you).This is a 10.13% drop from the high, but only a decline of 3.43% from where the S&P 500 began the year, at 2673.61.

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Trade Wars!?!?

March 20, 2018

President Trump imposed a 25% trade tariff on steel and a 10% trade tariff on aluminum, which are set to become effective on March 23rd. President Trump imposed these tariffs using a rarely used trade provision, Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, claiming national security as the justification for protecting our domestic steel and aluminum industries.

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Wow, What a Year!

January 18, 2018

2017 is now in the history books, and it will be remembered for many things, including: record low volatility, strong earnings, increased global tension, the meteoric surge in Bitcoin’s price, and a strong stock market. The chart below shows the S&P 500’s 19.42% price move during 2017.

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Debt Ceiling Crisis Averted (for now)

September 18, 2017

The media has latched onto the debt ceiling as one of its top news stories in the late summer, pushing it to the forefront of their coverage. I was asked about the debt ceiling in my last CNBC interview on August 24th. In my interview, I stated that there was a very low chance that the government wouldn’t raise the debt ceiling, citing that the government had raised it 74 times since 1962.

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We Are a Fiduciary

March 28, 2017

President Trump’s directive to the Department of Labor (DOL) to review the Fiduciary Rule has brought to the headlines what it means to be a fiduciary and which investment professionals are deemed fiduciaries.

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