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What Slowdown?

While tariffs and threats about tariffs are being blamed for a slowdown in manufacturing indexes, job and earnings growth, lagging auto and home sales etc etc, it is entirely possible that weather is the real culprit. Stocks have swooned off … Continue reading

Why Did the Market Do That?

The media loves to ascribe a reason for every significant stock market move. Humans feel better if there is an answer to ‘why?’ How many times have you read something like, “Stocks fall on worries over trade”, or “Stocks down … Continue reading

Will We Ever Build Housing Like We Used To?

The US has been building far fewer single family homes in this economic cycle than we did from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Part of this is blamed on the Great Recession and its impact on millennial buyers. But … Continue reading

When Will We Know When Stocks Are Done Going Down?

The tough part about predicting the stock market is that it’s not only reacting to what’s happening today, it’s looking forward to tomorrow. And sometimes it’s not exactly tomorrow, it could be six months from now, or twelve months from … Continue reading

Bonds and the Stock Market:

How Do They Talk to Each Other?

It’s no secret that the stock market is unhappy about something – and that there are many things to be unhappy about. However, one item is dominant in our minds, though much less intuitive than trade problems, earnings issues, and … Continue reading