Randy’s Thoughts

Market Updates

Monthly Tidbits

 

October 2018

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell said just last week that the United States is experiencing a remarkably positive set of economic circumstances. ISM non-manufacturing report for September came in at 59.8 a mere 2 points lower than the record setting number for August....

July 2018

Struggling, flat, messy, puzzling…… a few words I use to describe the U.S. stocks market for the first half of 2018. Ironically the U.S. economy is humming. Sometimes the economy and stocks are in lock step with each other. Unfortunately the last 5 months hasn’t been...

April 2018

August 24th 2015 the S&P experiences a one day sell off of 4%.    Volatility is back. It has essentially been absent from the landscape for more than 2 years. Some are confused, most feel some level of concern and there are others that are convinced this is...

January 2019

Stock market corrections make every one of us, including me, uncomfortable. The US stock market hadn’t experienced a correction in nearly 2 years until last February and of course this latest bout that began in October. Share prices vary but shares are never lost...

December 2018

Through 11/23, one of the largest Dow components and one of the largest NASDAQ components shed more than 25% of their respective share prices in just over 60 days. Amazing the influence a few companies have on the total stock market. Stay nimble, be tactical and know...

November 2018

Now is no time to retreat. Volatility makes us all uncomfortable. Corrections are part of bull markets. What’s happening right now has more to do with sector rotation than another 2008. Stay nimble, be tactical and try to keep your wits about you.