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Observations ~ October 4th, 2017

Financial Markets Review And, the snoozefest rolls on through September and into what is historically the most volatile time of the year. The U.S. equity markets are on a one-way mission – higher amidst a lack of volatility. The S&P 500 broke through 2,500 to close...

Observations ~ September 1st, 2017

Financial Markets Review August managed to have a few more fireworks than the previous couple of months.  On two separate days, the S&P 500 declined roughly 1.5% due to tensions with North Korea and apparent dysfunction among leaders in the White House.  The fact we saw...

Observations ~ August 3rd, 2017

Trends to Watch I typically start my Observations by giving a review of the U.S. equity markets followed by a few Tandem strategy updates.  However, given the flurry of activity in our various strategies, I’m going to just give you a few quick takes on the...

Observations ~ July 5th, 2017

Financial Markets Review With the first half of 2017 in the books, the overarching theme thus far has undoubtedly been the lack of volatility in the U.S. equity markets.  Stocks have managed to side step numerous macroeconomic misses, monetary tightening with a keen focus on unwinding...

Observations ~ June 3rd, 2017

Financial Markets Review If you are just waking up from a month-long slumber, I’m here to report that May was void of excitement. In fact, the month of May was downright boring as far as the equity markets go. For the first half of the month,...

Observations ~ May 1st, 2017

Financial Markets Review April ended up being a tale of two halves.  The U.S. equity markets trended lower in the first half mainly due to geopolitical concerns – North Korea and the French election.  The concerns were reflected in the VIX, as it increased by 49.3%...

Observations ~ Life After the Election ~ November 28th, 2016

It’s over – finally! I’ll be honest, the conclusion of the Presidential election could not come soon enough.  For those who know me very well know I can’t stand politics.  So, you’re in luck, I will not be discussing politics or specific policies.  My job...

Observations ~ Final Innings of a Streak ~ November 1st, 2016

For most of us, we live in a world of absolutes and binary decision making – yes or no, up or down, on or off. In the investing world and more so investment analysis, we tend to look at things in a more abstract manner. ...