Rising Interest Rates: A Double-Edged Sword
June 30, 2018
After anticipating rising interest rates for years, investors’ expectations are finally coming to fruition. In the summer of 2016, the 10-year Treasury yield briefly dipped below 1.5%, as expectations of...
Stock Market Volatility – Is it Really That Bad?
March 31, 2018
Stock market downturns can be worrisome, especially when they are abrupt or sharp. Last year was a unique year leaving investors accustomed to a calm, smooth stock market. The S&P...
A New Technology Bubble…Or Not
December 31, 2017
The S&P 500 Index is up over 350% from the stock market bottom of March 9th, 2009. Over this same period, the technology-dominated Nasdaq Index increased by more than 500%....
Earnings Growth: The Unsung Hero Behind the Market Rally
September 30, 2017
Alarming headlines warn readers of an overvalued stock market, saying stock prices rose too much, too fast. For 2017 through the end of September, the S&P 500 index appreciated 14.2%....
The Big Short Part 2 Not Coming to the Box Office Anytime Soon
June 30, 2017
The Big Short by Michael L. Lewis is based on the true story of four outsiders who took advantage of what the big banks, rating agencies and government refused to...
Goldilocks and the Three Banks
March 30, 2017
Once upon a time, an entrepreneurial little girl named Goldilocks started three banks. Raising $1 billion from a stock offering to investors, Goldilocks established Too Cold Bank, Too Hot Bank...
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
December 31, 2016
Over 2,500 years ago, Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” delivered this simple moral espousing the benefits of steady perseverance. Over the last 90 days, numerous examples taken from...