Market Updates

Rate Of Pain

September 16th, 2022 Rate of pain In our August update, we mentioned how September would be a month to focus more on the macro and wait for the micro in October when the earnings season ramps up for the last time in 2022.  Central Bank rate hikes are what are in style...

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Controlled Chaos

The summer is now over, kids are back in school, and the beach clubs are starting to take down the umbrellas. And what a summer it has been! Just 7 weeks ago the mood in the markets was downright apocalyptic. Stocks were meandering near their lows after a historically...

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And in this corner… 

Well, the stage is set. The participants have been selected and the battle is officially on. It’s the  Fed versus market participants now. What are the reasons for battle you ask? The Fed is hell bent now on raising rates, they are sending out various Fed Governors to...

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Peak Dread?

On July 15th we sent out a “mid-month note” highlighting some of the potential positives that in our mind at least are being discounted, ignored, or underreported. This makes sense, though, the first half of 2022 has been as brutal as it gets for investors or savers,...

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Middle Of July Update

Seasonal statistics show that the first two weeks of July tend to be bullish and that after a soft first half of the year, the second half, statistically speaking, leans towards being bullish as well.   Well, this is 2022 so a 0.74% gain in the S&P 500 index will...

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Back Nine Begins

50% of 2022 is now officially in the books and we reckon that the vast majority of investors, particularly those with traditional IRA’s or 401ks, would rather not spend much time reflecting on it. We aren’t going to spill a lot of ink on just how bad 2022 has been...

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Consistent Confusion

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.” – Tom Hanks, A League of  Their Own   Earnings season has concluded, and it is time for a quick summary of what transpired. Seeing as  the guidance and Q2 results will weigh heavily on sentiment and...

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Crypto Carnage

This week was without a doubt the most brutal week for cryptocurrencies since we became involved in the space over three years ago.  There is a myriad of reasons that we will go over here and hopefully help explain what’s going on in this still maturing industry, one...

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If It Was Easy Then

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. ~ Pat Riley   No one said this was going to be easy, and it’s certainly not.  So...

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Tired and Tattered

There is an old saying that bear markets don’t scare you out, they wear you out.  Well, if true, and it absolutely is, then this week its mission accomplished by the bears.  Everyone is worn out, frustrated, angry, and giving up on this market.  You can see it in the...

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