Archives for August, 2019

  1. August 26, 2019

      President Trump’s remarks concerning his ongoing trade war with China took on epic proportions last week as he simultaneously attacked the Chairman of the Federal Reserve and the President of China Xi Jinping on Friday. [i]     Calling Chairman Xi an “enemy”… More >>

  2. August 19, 2019

      Last week in our blog “What Else Can Go Wrong,” we accurately predicted several outcomes that would increase equity market volatility.  The S&P 500 did, in fact, post another quarter without any earnings growth, as corporate America officially enters an earnings… More >>

  3. August 12, 2019

      The old adage of Murphy’s law states, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” This probably applies to our current season of worry. Moody’s Chief Economist Mark Zandi sums it up well with the following chart. [i]     It’s not surprising to see the equity… More >>

  4. August 5, 2019

      While we believed a 50 basis-point rate cut was the best course of action, the Federal Reserve ended up cutting rates by the minimal 25 basis points. On July 31, the Fed said:  “In light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as… More >>