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The Fed & The Stability/Instability Paradox
Yesterday, the Fed lowered interest rates by a quarter-point and maintained their “dovish” stance but suggested they are open to “allowing the balance sheet to grow.”
Technically Speaking: The Risk Of A Liquidity Driven Event
While the 10-year Treasury rate did pop up last week, it did little to reverse the majority of “inversions” which currently exist on the yield curve.
NFIB Survey Trips Economic Alarms
Being optimistic about the economy and the markets currently is far more entertaining than doom and gloom. However, it is an honest assessment of the data, along with the underlying trends, which are useful in protecting one’s wealth longer-term.
Has The Narrative Been All Priced In?
This past week was built for the “bulls” as just about every item on their “wish list.” was fulfilled. From a “trade deal” to more “QE,” what more could you want?
The August Jobs Report Confirms The Economy Is Slowing
Despite a very weak payroll number, the general “view” by the mainstream media, and the Federal Reserve, is the economy is still going strong.
The Costs & Consequences Of $15/Hour – The Update
Hiking the minimum wage doesn’t affect my business at all as no one we employee makes minimum wage. This is true for most businesses.
Bulls Regain The Narrative As They Want To Believe
Bulls did regain control of the narrative for now as the breakout above consolidation sets the market up to rally towards 3000 and the July highs but with markets pushing back into overbought conditions there is not a lot of “upside” in the markets.
No, Bonds Still Aren’t Overvalued!
Interest rates have plunged lately as concerns about a recession in the U.S. economy have risen.
Technically Speaking: Just How Long Will Markets Keep “Buying” It?
The biggest reason for last week’s torrid stock market rally was rekindled “optimism” that the escalating trade war between the US and China may be on the verge of another ceasefire.
Breaking Down The Bull/Bear Argument
China will once again come to the table, they will make concessions, which will excite the markets, and then they will default on those agreements. Trump will get mad, he will slap more tariffs on China, and the entire cycle will begin again.
The Trade War Is Over & Nobody Won
The US will keep fighting a trade war we already lost.
8 Reasons To Hold Some Extra Cash
Since Wall Street does not make fees on investors holding cash, maybe there is another reason they are so adamant that you remain invested all the time.
Technically Speaking: Market Risk Is Rising As Retail Sends Warning
On Friday, the market plunged on new Trump was going to increase tariffs on China. Then on Monday, the markets rallied on comments from President Trump that China was ready to talk.
America’s Debt Burden Will Fuel The Next Crisis
The idea of “maintaining a certain standard of living” has become a foundation in our society today.
Powell Fails, Trump Rails & The Failure Of Negative Rates
This has been an impossible market to effectively trade as rhetoric between the White House, the Fed, and China, has reached a fevered pitch. On Friday, several things happened which have at least temporarily significantly heightened market risk.
Investors Dilemma: Pavlov’s Dogs & The Ringing Of The Bell
The surge in “negative rates” globally is another warning sign that something has broken economically.
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