Category Thursday

01-JANUARY 13-2022

Good morning. Wednesday’s inflation reading of a 7 percent annual increase is the biggest move higher for inflation since 1982.  However, behind all headlines are some good and bad news.  Good news?  The rate of inflation growth is slowing, and…

01-JANUARY 06-2022

Good morning. The S&P 500 started 2021 trading at a hefty 30 times earnings.  Historically, that’s well above average, and, as a whole, into what many would consider bubble territory.  But at the start of 2021, earnings were still heavily…

12-DECEMBER 30-2021

Good morning. The start of a New Year can be a great time to reflect not only on life and what to improve, but an investment strategy and portfolio as well.  For many traders, that may mean rebalancing a portfolio…

12-DECEMBER 23-2021

Good morning. Energy prices are high, and could potentially move higher.  For those in the US, the biggest concern is gas prices, particularly for those who commute for a living.  But the real danger is in Europe, where natural gas,…

12-DECEMBER 16-2021

Good morning. It’s official.  With markets sliding all week, the Federal Reserve was able to thread the needle and reverse the loss on Wednesday – at least for now.  The central bank has increased the pace at which it’s reducing…

12-DECEMBER 09-2021

Good morning. Part of the surprising strength of the housing market over the course of the pandemic has been the reaction to the housing bubble of the mid-2000s.  With excess inventory, new home growth slowed to a crawl, and this…

12-DECEMBER 02-2021

Good morning. 2020 was a banner year for green energy, with investors piling into projects.  But the world can’t quickly move away from fossil fuels, which still make up most of the energy in use today.  However, that change is…