Wit & Wisdom – 6/19/2018

Good morning. A child’s rhyme ends with the phrase, “… but words will never hurt me.” Well, investors today are not gleefully singing this tune as President Trump used some words that angered Chinese officials … and could come back to hurt both countries. On what do I base this statement? According to Oxford Economics […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 6/18/2018

Good morning. Markets are in retreat this morning following heightened concerns that the announced tariff situation with China could result in an all-out trade war. Should we be worried? One problem is that trade wars don’t affect each industry equally. For example, a soy farmer in Iowa might feel negative effects … while a steel […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 6/15/2018

Good morning. Well … the trade war with China may have begun … as the Trump Administration announced that tariffs will be placed on up to $50 billion of goods. For the moment, market participants don’t like it … and the Dow is down around 200 points … but not everyone is taking a negative […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 6/14/2018

Good morning. The Fed, as anticipated, raised rates … and announced the expectation of two additional moves before the end of this year. The big question for many is if this is done to halt an overheating economy (which, to many doesn’t seem to be the case) or if it is just a move to […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 6/13/2018

Good morning. Well, today is Fed decision day and … by a sizeable number … polled economists feel rates will go up by a quarter-of-one-percent. The recent increases might already be having an effect on slowing things down a bit as weekly mortgage applications declined … by (according to CNBC with article below) more than […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 6/12/2018

Good morning. I thought markets would have jumped, rather than be flat this morning … following reports that the Trump-Kim meeting went rather well. I will say one thing about it … as negative I appear to be about many of the moves of this administration … I got goosebumps as I watched them together […] Read More

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