Randy’s Thoughts

Market Updates

Monthly Tidbits


January 2018

Those of you that have read past market updates know that I spend a good deal of time reading regular publications written by some of the most respected economists, renowned private money managers and global market analysts. I do this to objectively take stock (no pun...

December 2017

Flattening yield curves, stock valuations, and yield spreads. I’m amazed how often I’m asked for my take on any (and there are others) of what I refer to as buzz phrases. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the world I live in and for those interested I’m more than happy to...

September 2017

Not a day passes that I don’t receive email or some form of solicitation from a private money manager or mutual fund company touting their product or service telling me how well they have performed over the past 6 months or year. Instead of receiving history reports,...

March 2018

Climbing the wall of worry seems to be front and center again. Trends still favor stock. Try not to get spooked by market volatility and corrections. A good example of both is captured in the NASDAQ composite index for 1999. Check it out. Stay nimble, be tactical and...

February 2018

The contribution limit for 401(k) plans has been increased by $500 to a total of $18,500 for 2018. For those of you over age 50, you can squirrel away an extra $6,000 bringing the total deferral to $24,600.

January 2018

The New Year brings nothing new to the forecast. This bull continues to run. Stay nimble, be tactical and know what you own.