Wit & Wisdom – 1/23/2020

Good morning. One of the problems I have (one of many) is that I occasionally show political leanings in my writing. When this occurs my firm sometimes gets a note or two giving the opinion that I must be off my rocker (which is something they already know). Well, some notes might be received today […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 1/22/2020

Good morning. Stocks were a bit higher earlier this morning but some of the air escaped from the euphoria balloon as one major component of the price-weighted Dow, Boeing, got hit with the ugly stick as one analyst said he is “throwing in the towel” on the problem-ridden company. Still, President Trump is in Davos, […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 1/21/2020

Good morning. There is a lot of stuff going on today … so I’ll try to be brief with my comments on each. China has received greater positive analyst comments of late, but the “coronavirus” is starting to worry investors who recall how the SARS virus of not-too-long ago had a negative market effect. I […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 1/17/2020

Good morning. Usually, I start off by chatting about U.S. markets but I’ll take a little detour through China to start the day and point out their economy (fourth article below) is the weakest it has been in 29 years! Maybe this leaves little wonder about their motives behind signing the new phase of a […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 1/16/2020

Good morning. Something appears to be missing in today’s market environment … nervousness … and I’m not sure that is as good as it might sound. I mean … things are looking good on many fronts … markets are near all-time highs again … jobless claims continue to be slightly better than expectations … the […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 1/14/2020

Good morning. The economic story continues … and Oxford Economics reported this morning that we are in month 127 (a record) with regard to our economic expansion. But strategists are not paid to just sit back, be comfortable and applaud … for they are charged with finding signs that tell us when (and if) this […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 1/13/2020

Good morning. Well … new highs were reached for both the S&P and Nasdaq this morning … with the Dow not far behind … but does this mean all is well with the U.S. economy? Maybe not. It seems an increasing number of economists are claiming manufacturing is in … or about to renter … […] Read More

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