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President/Founder, Sidoxia Capital Management

Mr. Slome is a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst), a CFP®certificant (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®), and a member of the CFA Institute and the FPA® (Financial Planning Association®). Mr. Slome has worked in the investment industry since 1993, and Bloomberg ... more

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March Madness Leads To Gladness
Some investors suffered the agony of defeat in the financial markets, but overall, the thrill of victory triumphed in March.
From Gloom To Boom
Although 2018 ended with a gloomy storm, history tells us that sunny conditions have a way of eventually returning unexpectedly with a boom.
January A Ball After Year-End Fall
Investors were cheerfully dancing last month after the stock market posted its best January in 30 years and the best monthly performance since October 2015. More specifically, the S&P 500 index started the year by catapulting +7.9% higher.
EC The Roller Coaster December To Remember
Last month turned out to be a memorable one for stock market investors, but unforgettable for many of the wrong reasons. Santa Claus left more dark coal than shiny gifts, making it the worst December since 1931.
Will Santa Leave A Lump Of Coal?
For the first 11 months of the year, the Dow has rejoiced with a +3.3% advance, and the S&P 500 has celebrated a rise of +3.2% – and these results exclude additional dividends of approximately 2%.
Will The Halloween Trick Turn Into A Holiday Treat?
The interest rate boogeyman came out in October as fears of an overzealous Federal Reserve monetary policy paralyzed investors into thinking rising interest rates could murder the economy into recession.
The Dirty Little Stock Market Secret
If the world were indeed in the process of ending and we were looking down into the abyss of another severe recession, we most likely would not see the following tangible and objective facts occurring in our economy.
Another Month, Another Record
The S&P 500 eclipsed the 2,900 level and the Nasdaq jumped over 8,000 this month – both all-new record highs.
Arm Wrestling The Economy And Tariffs
Financial markets have been battling back and forth like a championship arm-wrestling match as economic and political forces continue to collide.
S.T.I.N.K. – Deja Vu All Over Again
Fear has returned again, however with a different acronym spin. Rather than speak about PIIGS, today the talking heads are fretting over S.T.I.N.K. – Spain, Tariffs, Italy, and North Korea.
Why The Masses Missed The 10-Year Bull Market
The investing masses generally are notoriously short-termed focused. Although the overall stock market notched another gain this month, stock values are still down roughly -8% from the January peak, which has caused some investor angst.
Tariff, Fed, & Facebook Fears But No Easter Bunny Tears
After an explosive 2017 (+19.4%) and first month of 2018 (+5.6%), the Easter Bunny came out and laid an egg last month (-2.7%).
The Scary Blip
From the peak achieved in late January, stock prices quickly dropped by -12% at the low in early February, with little-to-no explanation other than a vague blame-game on rising interest rates.
‘Tis The Season For Giving
The stock market has provided its fair share of giving to investors in the form of a +2.7% monthly return in the S&P 500 index truly, stocks have been the gift that keeps on giving. But bonds have acted more like a stingy Ebenezer Scrooge.
Markets Fly As Media Noise Goes By
The icing on the stock market cake has been the optimism surrounding the potential passage of tax reform, likely in the shape of corporate & personal tax cuts, foreign profit repatriation, and tax simplification.
Hurricane & Political Surprises As Dow Rises
It was a tumultuous month politically, economically and meteorologically. There were natural storms like Harvey and economic storms over tax reform but like the Gulf Coast waters the stock market and consumer confidence kept rising.
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