Posted by on December 19, 2014

The Market – Complete (and quick) Turnaround

We’ve been seeing a lot of buy-the-dip activity in the last few years. Just about every time the S&P has fallen around 5% there is generally some bullish response which takes place. But, in the last 3 years, we haven’t seen anything quite like this. Yesterday marked the strongest two-day rally, charging upward almost 4.5%…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on December 18, 2014

The Market – Fed Smooths Things Over

Santa Claus is coming to town! A more fitting analogy, like a mother fixing up with a bowl of chicken soup when a cold kicks in, the Fed had just the right remedy for the markets yesterday. In its speech, the Federal Reserve’s Janet Yellen used the word “patient” in regards to its plans to…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on December 12, 2014

The Market – Supply and Demand

Everyone will be talking about oil today as the reason for the current market woes. The sudden 44% price collapse from June highs seems like a pretty simple supply and demand issue. The International Energy Agency has announced that it has cut its demand growth by 230,000 barrels per day. Oil producers have not been…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on December 10, 2014

The Market – All’s Well That Ends Well

Yesterday was a bit of a comedy. Not in the Second City kind of way but rather in the Shakespearean sense. The first act was all the pre-market news settling in. We were in a good spot, but we were beginning to become aware of all the issues that potentially marked the horizon. Everything from…  Continue Reading
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