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The Impact of Working and Schooling from Home

August 10, 2020

During the summer months, parents are accustomedto having their kids at home. Sometimes a summercamp is on the schedule or a summer vacation. Exceptfor parents who provide home schooling, it is a rarityto have school-age children home year-round. The coronavirus pandemic and its many societalchanges may force that reality on many Americanfamilies as the new… View Article

Growth Stocks Outperform Value During the Pandemic

July 8, 2020

When you consider what makes a value stock a valuestock, it would seem to stand to reason that value stockswould be leading all stocks during this global pandemic.After all, when the bottom dropped out of the market,there were some innocent bystanders who got sweptup in the downward spiral. While the Dow and S&P have been… View Article

World Tensions; Not for the Market

February 24, 2020

There has been little to rattle the confidence of equity investor in recent months as geopolitical events, around the world, have come and gone. The mullahs in Iran, the lack of an agreement between Great Britain and the EU, the ruling class in China, skirmishes in the Middle East or the U.S. political landscape, have… View Article

Stocks Reaching Fresh All-Time Highs

December 17, 2019

The Spring of this year saw the decade-long mark of the longest running bull market in U.S. history. On March 9, the S & P 500 celebrated the 10-year anniversary since the index hit a low in 2009. By October 9, the index had hit 2,919.40, a 330 percent increase over 10 years. By November… View Article

Oil Prices see Spike after Attack on Saudi Facilities

December 2, 2019

The Middle East has always had some portion of its territory in turmoil or conflict. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the U.S. was involved in the hostage crisis in Iran. The Iran-Iraq War was waged during the 1980s and the Gulf War began in 1990. There was a civil war in Yemen in… View Article

Fed Makes Quarter Point Cut; Second this Year

November 4, 2019

Sometimes it appears as if the Federal Reserve and the equity markets are in a game of tennis. Decisions by the Fed can boost or depress the markets. The direction of the markets seems to factor into the Fed’s decisions. Both sides seem to want to keep the volley going. Recent actions by the central… View Article