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  1. April 6, 2020

      We just published our Q2 Look Ahead—a 17-minute look forward with a lot of charts. Perhaps too many charts. I suspect you might have some time on your hands and, therefore, additional content was provided. You can watch a video of it by clicking here or just view the… More >>

  2. March 30, 2020

        If you have questions or comments, please let us know. You can contact us via Twitter and Facebook, or you can e-mail Tim directly. For additional information, please visit our website.   Tim Phillips, CEO, Phillips & Company     Sources:… More >>

  3. March 22, 2020

    At the time of this writing, a full 25% of Americans have been ordered to stay at home in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. [i]     By the time this blog is published, we may very well wake up to a Monday in America that has our entire nation shut down… More >>

  4. March 16, 2020

    Risk is such an uncertain concept. Most view it as an emotional event— as evidenced by recent outcomes with the current coronavirus pandemic. How can anyone contemplate the risk of something they have never experienced?   We tend to amplify the worst case outcome, even… More >>

  5. March 9, 2020

      The last week was as anticipated…volatile. (see our Special Panic Edition blog here). We had days that were up over 1,000 points and days that were down more than 900 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. [i] To most investors, this would look like erratic,… More >>

  6. February 28, 2020

    When I wrote the post, “And Now for the Bad News” on February 24th, I was anticipating some discounting by investors to earnings adjustments and dire macro-economic news related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Candidly, I didn’t expect to have the worst week for equities… More >>

  7. February 24, 2020

      The Coronavirus has dominated the news cycle for weeks and it is not surprising the hysteria has been rampant. The truth is the virus is on the decline in mainland China. In the graphic below, you can see the number of patients leaving the hospital growing and declines… More >>

  8. February 18, 2020

      As we enter the fourth week of combatting the coronavirus, global perceptions about the impact are starting to take shape. Let’s start with the latest on the spread of the virus from the World Health Organization (WHO). [i]   Despite having spread across the globe,… More >>

  9. February 10, 2020

      This is an unusual period for investors as we digest the past, while trying to consume the current and future news. First, the past news as it relates to corporate earnings is nothing short of outstanding relative to expectations. Fourth quarter S&P 500 earnings… More >>

  10. February 3, 2020

      The world’s second largest stock market will have been open and closed by the time you read this post. The China A-Share market has a total market capitalization of approximately $8.4 trillion. It is the second largest market by most measures in the world. [i] The… More >>

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