The Bottom Line  April 20, 2018

The Bottom Line April 20, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening So what did happen this week? Cramer characterized it pretty well. "Thanks to a nasty combination of the yield on the 10-year Treasury approaching 3%, a series of disappointments in the consumer products space, some amazingly fast growth in personal and corporate spending, a rally in commodities and…

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The Bottom Line April 13, 2018

The Bottom Line April 13, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening Will he or won’t he? Of course I’m asking about the president’s decision to attack Syria. China and a trade war; Aluminum prices; political uncertaintyin the Middle East; Zuckerburg testimony; the big banks earnings. Let’s tackle one at a time. It appears as though the President is taking…

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THE BOTTOM LINE APRIL 6, 2018

THE BOTTOM LINE APRIL 6, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening Wow! What a week in stock market history. This week we saw the worst six month period for stocks in history going back to 1929. What was the cause? We all know about the “sell in May and go away” guys. I’ve talked about this trend for years.…

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The Bottom Line March 23, 2018

The Bottom Line March 23, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening Shivers went running down investor’s spines as talk of tariff wars heats up. Equity markets took a big tumble Thursday as China’s commerce minister threatened to take action by imposing tariffs on up to $60 billion of China imports from the U.S. Beijing is threatening to take action…

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The Bottom Line March 16, 2018

The Bottom Line March 16, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening Stirring the pot today was “Quadruple Witching Day”, which refers to the simultaneous expiration of stock-index futures, stock-index options, single-stock futures and stock options, which can lead to higher volatility for markets and more trading volume. The event happens four times a year - on the third Friday…

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The Bottom Line March 9, 2018

The Bottom Line March 9, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening U.S. adds 313,000 jobs in February! Blowout! Unemployment rate is holding at 4.1% (Labor Department). Average hourly wages increased 4 cents to $26.75 an hour, up 2.3% from one year ago. Wall Street expected a gain of 205,000 jobs and a 4.0% jobless rate. (Investors Business Daily) With…

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The Bottom Line March 2, 2018

The Bottom Line March 2, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and the Reality of U.S. trade Tariffs. Trade tariffs generally wreak fear and panic as we saw this week. The S&P 500 took a big dip today on the heels of President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum. Trade tariffs always affect…

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THE BOTTOM LINE FEBRUARY 23, 2018

THE BOTTOM LINE FEBRUARY 23, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening A strong economy equals a strong Stock Market. I have been preaching this for a long time. Kevin Matras with Zacks Research, hits it right on the head this week with an article about this very topic. “The markets ended mixed yesterday as they continue to consolidate gains…

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The Bottom Line February 16, 2018

The Bottom Line February 16, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening What a difference a week makes. When this stock market volatility started I predicted it wouldn’t last long. Usually the faster and sharper the downturn in a normal correction the faster the recovery. This has been a very normal correction. I might add a healthy correction. All corrections…

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