An Unexpected Result

2019:   An Unexpected Result Wow – great year!  But do you remember how we felt in January 2019?  Investor sentiment was quashed by a -9.2% correction in U.S. stocks in December 2018, and the anti-growth political events of the day; a partial...

Headline Risks

It is hard to avoid getting dragged down by the current news cycle; deficits, inverted yield curves, negative yields in the Eurozone, tweets, trade disputes, the Red Sox’s pitching staff.  Did I mention tweets?  No one could be faulted for asking the...

Other People’s Money

Saving for retirement is a difficult endeavor.  So why do it alone?   The good news, for folks that are fortunate to have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, is that you don’t have to go it alone.   Charlie Epstein, the well-known...

Government Shutdown: What, Me Worry?

The government shutdown is the all-consuming, oxygen depriving, news headline of the moment.  On one hand, it could easily be a negative influence on our stock market.  On the other hand, political tribalism has made a government shutdown an all too common...

The Flattening Yield Curve – Should We Be Nervous?

One of the most prevalent market news items of late is the fact that the yield curve is flattening and may be an indicator of a recession. Matt Phillips of the New York Times published a wonderfully digestible article, if not provocatively titled, “What’s the...