Looking Ahead to the New Year

Looking Ahead to the New Year

As we end another year (and decade), it’s time to take a look at what 2020 might hold for us all. Yes, we know there’s an election of some sort pending. And yes, the 11-year recovery continues to defy the smartest guys on Wall Street, once again proving our axiom that...

A Quick Guide to the US-China Trade War

Since the threat of a trade war is all the news outlets seem to report on these days, we thought it might be helpful to give readers a refresher on how trade tariffs work and how they can impact the economy and consumers.   Q: What are trade tariffs?   In short,...

Why Rip Van Winkle Had It Right

Normally, we begin these writings with a summary of what’s been happening in the economy. Well, nothings really changed substantially since year-end. Economic growth continues to expand, employment remains robust, interest rates have actually declined, and markets...
You Can’t Have One Without the Other

You Can’t Have One Without the Other

“If you torture the numbers long enough, they’ll admit to anything.” -Anonymous   Well – it’s been a whole month since we recapped the economic and market activity, and not much has really changed in the big picture. Yes, stocks have pulled back again for the moment....