Economy

Trumpymoon

December 14, 2016

Shocking as it may be, Barrack Obama is still the President of the United States. Don’t feel bad if you’re shocked; President Obama may have been caught wondering [...]

Big Year for Oil

December 14, 2016

A more than 40-percent jump in price in less than 12 months would constitute a spectacular year for any asset. That’s exactly what oil did, rising from a low of $36 a [...]

Turbulent Bonds

November 29, 2016

Current market dynamics reveal the difficulties in predicting market outcomes. As of this writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stands at a record high and, [...]

Like It or Not

November 16, 2016

CNBC called at 12:30am and asked that I come on air between 2 and 3 am for comment.  Dow futures were down almost 800 points, and returns in Pennsylvania and Michigan were [...]

Walls of Worry

October 26, 2016

There is an ample supply of angst across the nation: in markets, commodity prices, and among voters. No one lately has self-reported that they are happy across any broad [...]

Are You Angry?

October 5, 2016

Are you angry? Do you know people who are angry? Do you know anyone who isn’t? This is a bit of a departure from my normal investment and economic missive, but I [...]

Fear and Greed

September 28, 2016

In an effort to gauge the level of frothiness in stock prices, we periodically like to analyze the stocks within the S&P 500 to determine the characteristics of the best- [...]