Markets Love a Flight Plan

Today, we are roughly 2 weeks out from the 2020 election. Like most of you, I am sick of the ads and constant coverage and yearn for not having to view political ads every 10 minutes… Over the past couple of weeks, folks have wondered what my thoughts were on the election and how itContinue reading “Markets Love a Flight Plan”

What Happened to the Market Yesterday? & What YOU Should Do….

Please buckle your seat belt, we are about to experience some turbulence… It would have been nice if Chairman Powell had ended his press conference this week with that warning. And with that, the S&P 500 was lower by 5.9% at the close of business June 11, 2020. So why this now?  We seemed toContinue reading “What Happened to the Market Yesterday? & What YOU Should Do….”

You Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark…

Well the destruction continued this week on Wall St., and simply put, what started out as a health crisis has turned and caused a financial one.  Why have the markets been going crazy despite some movement in legislation? Well, it’s the internals of the markets – things like commercial paper, overnight window use, etc.; theContinue reading “You Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark…”

What the Fed Just Happened?

Sunday the Federal Reserve took the extraordinary measure of cutting the federal funds rate to 0 – .25%.   Along with other steps. The markets subsequently sold off as soon as the futures markets opened at 6PM E.S.T. Sunday, as they interpreted the move as a move indicative that things were worse than they were. Normally,Continue reading “What the Fed Just Happened?”

What Rubber Ducks Can Teach us about Investing through Market Volatility

There are no two ways around it, last week was just flat awful in the markets. However, when I walked into my office the other morning, I found comfort in the most unlikely of things….a set of rubber ducks. As some of you may have seen, I picked up some rubber ducks from the BerkshireContinue reading “What Rubber Ducks Can Teach us about Investing through Market Volatility”