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 the...

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.

October 2018

October is historically a very volatile month for stocks. What should you expect this October? I suspect it will likely play out much like the majority of past Octobers. Avoid being spooked during this month of ghosts and goblins. Market fundamentals remain intact and...

September 2018

Wow there’s a lot going on. The rewrite of NAFTA, the imposition of tariffs, the strength of the dollar and its potential impact on global debt. For most, all of these topics are quite confusing. They create uncertainty which typically heighten individual anxieties...