Archives for January, 2018

  1. January 29, 2018

    U.S. economic performance showed a little bit of a miss once GDP numbers for the fourth quarter were released.  GDP growth came in at 2.6 percent, which was much lower than the 3.4 percent growth forecasted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.   [i] [ii] The good… More >>

  2. January 22, 2018

    On the heels of Congress and the president passing one of the largest tax cuts in American history, which included a complete re-write of the corporate tax policy, the political circus picked up on cue and shut down the government.  Talk about a reversal of fortunes. [i]… More >>

  3. January 16, 2018

    The U.S. consumer did not disappoint this past December.  Retail sales grew 5.8 percent year-over-year.  [i] Perhaps retail sales growth can provide a higher growth trajectory for the U.S. economy.  What is remarkable about the growth rate is not the 5.8 percent, but… More >>

  4. January 8, 2018

    Happy Monday to everyone.  Today we released our Q1 2018 Quarterly Look-Ahead. For the PDF presentation, click here. For the narrated presentation, click here. One of the things I always find entertaining from the first quarterly look-ahead of a new year is the market… More >>

  5. January 2, 2018

    “Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” – Ronald Reagan [i] Last year was stellar for investors.  What does 2018 hold for us? With this bull market getting long, it is reasonable to expect markets in 2018 to take a pause.  [ii] In… More >>