It has been fifteen months since the first tariffs were imposed on China. With another round of tariffs set to begin at the end of the month we thought it was timely to evaluate the impact the trade war is having on the overall economy and the financial markets.
“Talk is cheap. Words are plentiful. Deeds are precious” -Ross Perot When we shared with some peers that we were planning to discuss the friction between the President and the Federal Reserve and its impact on the stock and bond markets many suggested we were crazy. We’d upset someone given our increasingly polarized nation. In […]
“Life is a long lesson in humility” – J.M. Barrie Whiplash. This is exactly what investors who panicked during the fourth quarter and sold stocks experienced when the market rebounded in the first quarter. The S&P 500 peaked in September at 2,940.91 and fell 20.2% to a low of 2,346.58 on December 26. Since then […]
“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think” -Lorraine Hansberry The end of 2018 was one of the more tumultuous periods for the markets in the last decade as equities swooned and the New Year has opened with a stiff dose of volatility. The easiest response for a long term investor is “buy the dip” […]
“True strength is delicate” -Louise Nevelson Most major equity indices were flat in the first six months of 2018 yet volatility in the markets has returned signaling greater investor anxiety. The S&P 500 has experienced a daily change greater than one percent 36 times year-to-date compared to 3 one percent moves by this time last […]
“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story” -Mark Twain The first quarter has been punctuated by a volatile market that appears even more jarring following the unusually orderly market conditions of last year. In Washington, President Trump’s administration is delivering on its “America First” platform using an unconventional approach. Tariff […]