The Bottom Line June 15, 2018

The Bottom Line June 15, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening The Federal Reserve Board raised rates this week just as expected. The Fed Funds rate was raised 0.25%. The Fed Funds rate is the rate banks charge to loan money to member banks. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell announce this week that “the main take away is that the…

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The Bottom Line May 30, 2018

The Bottom Line May 30, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening This week I want to address a question brought to me from a long time client Ronnie Beale. Ronnie was asking about the recent volatility that was caused by the banking problems in Italy and was this a concern to the US economy and markets. He rightly surmised…

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The Bottom Line May 25, 2018

The Bottom Line May 25, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening Stocks are looking weak in front of a Memorial Day weekend as expected but are still near their alltime highs. The markets have been flat to slightly down with lower than usual volume as many of the traders in New York have already started their Holiday weekend. The…

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The Bottom Line  May 18, 2018

The Bottom Line May 18, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening Will this Bull Market continue and become the longest Bull Market in history and if not what could stop it? This week ended with a two week comeback from a drop that started January 22, 2018. All of the major indices closed solidly up for the week. Zack’s…

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The Bottom Line May 11, 2018

The Bottom Line May 11, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening A very welcomed change in direction this week as the S&P finishes in the green. The S&P500 at the time of this writing was up 57 points since Monday or 2%. So what is causing this rally? Let’s look deeper. Wall Street was watching the FED to see…

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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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