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The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

Market Alert June 11, 2017: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

  • The market was down slightly on the back of the biggest tech selloff on the NASDAQ since 2008. (Source: Bloomberg)
  • The Federal Reserve will probably still raise interest rates.
  • The Comey testimony yields no bombshells and the market took it in stride.
  • We continue to stand by our fearless forecast of Dow 23,000, but we are not as confident in it as we were.

Bad Jobs Numbers Are Good?

Market Alert June 4, 2017: Bad Jobs Numbers Are Good?

  • The Market reaches new all-time highs on weak jobs data.
  • The Federal Reserve will probably still raise interest rates despite the economic data.
  • We continue to stand by our fearless forecast of Dow 23,000.

Short But Sweet

Market Alert May 28, 2017: Short But Sweet

  • Last week was a shortened trading week, but it was up sharply after the big drop on May 17.
  • No big news to move the markets.
  • We see this period that we are in right now as a buying opportunity.
  • Never forget that the bull market has been running now for eight years.

Happy Mother's Day!

Market Alert May 14, 2017: To all mothers - We love you!!

  • The market was down slightly last week as no news was released to move it.
  • Global economic growth seems to be starting to take hold, but it is built on debt.
  • We continue to stand by our fearless forecast of Dow 23,000 sometime this year.
  • Global debt continues to grow, and it will come home to roost so we must be prepared.

Thanks, Obamacare!

Market Alert May 7th, 2017: Thanks, Obamacare!

  • The Stock market was up on expectations of Obamacare repeal/replace resulting in savings that will be used to pay for tax reductions.
  • Jobs increased more than expected but the labor participation rate dropped.
  • The Bond market was down on expectations that the Federal Reserve will probably still raise interest rates despite the jobs data.
  • We continue to stand by our fearless forecast of Dow 23,000.
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