The Coronavirus Stock Market Panic

Stock markets continue to be under pressure today after the U.S. announced additional travel restrictions with Europe. The number of confirmed cases continues to be very small, the health impact minimal and the death rate tiny according to the John Hopkins Coronavirus resource center. It appears this will become a very manageable situation. We need […]

The Price of Oil and the Stock Market

Another impactful development pushing the price of stocks down Monday morning was the recent surprise drop in oil prices.  Crude oil saw its price decline by 24% on Monday.  That is a massive move for the worlds most demanded commodity.  On balance, lower prices will be good for the global economy.  However, price shocks are […]

Now We Need A Follow-Through Day

True, some of the largest single-day stock market gains come during bear markets.  December 26th, 2018 marks the first time the Dow Jones industrial average gain 1,000 point in a single session.  Experienced stock market investors know, one big up day does not mark the end of a downtrend. Investors should also note, Wednesday’s advance […]

How The Presidential Election Could Impact Stocks and Bonds

  U.S. investors find themselves on the verge of a historic election clouded by controversy not seen in decades, even lifetimes.  Combined with mixed messages in related areas: A rare strong GDP number (subject to revisions), a Federal Reserve on and off with raising interest rates (they are on again for a December hike) and a […]