Wit & Wisdom – 9/24/2021

Good morning. Stocks are bouncing between positive and negative territory this morning as investors and analysts alike absorb news that does not appear to give any firm indication of what lies ahead. The Fed appears to be tightening its policies a bit as the guessing game continues as to when a rate increase will actually […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/23/2021

Good morning. With the upward move in stocks this morning, it is actually shaping up to be a pretty good week in the markets … especially when you consider the drubbing investor portfolios took on Monday.  Even so, we are still down just over 1.6% for the month of September … but it may be […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/20/2021

Good morning. I spent a good amount of the weekend catching up on some reading … but by the time Sunday night came along I realized I feel I knew less about the virus than I did before I started to sit down and try to get updated on the news. I mean … I […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/16/2021

Good morning. We were led to believe that terrified Americans would reign in spending in the face of troubling storm clouds … but strategists were fooled once again and found we were willing to open up our pocketbooks and do some buying.  And why not?  Even in the face of bad news (and I am […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/15/2021

Good morning. Stocks are in slight positive territory to start the day but it seems the jovial mood of investors has been put on the shelf for now.  I don’t know, maybe it’s just me (and my own sour mood) as I just received a call that a financial firm that I work closely with […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/14/2021

Good morning. I will admit that even though I take days off when I just don’t feel in the mood or am busy – I enjoy writing.  And I get a special sense of pride when someone tells me that they were able to use something in my note. Well, today is that type of […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/13/2021

Good morning. Last week was pretty tough on the market … as stocks fell every day since the Labor Day holiday … while today is offering a bit of sunshine as it appears that the losing streak might be coming to an end (though the S&P did turn slightly negative in the last few minutes). […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/07/2021

Good morning. No new market record today? Investors are not used to that. We are facing a decline in stocks early this session as investors start thinking through the ramifications of a delta variant that seems … depending on which news item you read … to be worsening … at a time when the end […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/03/2021

Good morning. Amid a little-changed market, investors seem indecisive as to how to digest employment news released earlier today. What was expected regarding the number of new jobs?  733,000. What did we actually have?  235,000. This is the kind of result that has you staring at a computer screen wondering if, somehow, someone mistyped a […] Read More

Wit & Wisdom – 9/02/2021

Good morning. Stocks are up again this morning … and reached yet another intraday record. While fun to point out higher levels every day (as an investor), I realize that if someone told me at the end of February 2020 that we would be wearing masks 18 months later (and growingly dependent on a vaccine […] Read More

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