“When we have gold we are in fear, when we have none we are in danger” Gold is often considered the ugly duckling of investing, we think, unfairly. Gold doesn’t generate cash flow; it exhibits some volatility with prices often moving in fits and starts. But, from a portfolio manager’s perspective, the reason for adding […]
WARNING! Use Extreme Caution! “After two years of ‘up, up, up’ this must be a great time to be an advisor – it just doesn’t get much easier than this!” This theme was more common than expected as we exchanged holiday wishes with friends and clients. The reality is just the opposite. This environment is […]
Story of the Week: Markets Hit All-Time Highs During the Week, Again! This is why market timing is so difficult. When the market was declining in September, many Wall Street strategists like Mike Wilson from Morgan Stanley, were calling for a 10-20% correction. Many thought we had seen the peak. With all the resources that […]
The Long and Short of Interest Rates When the week started, it appeared that short-term rates would be the ‘story of the week’ due to a planned drain of Treasury cash (See “Are Negative Rates Coming Despite Fed Opposition”, below.) However, on Thursday, long-term rates took center stage as the 10-year yield jumped from a […]
When it Absolutely, Positively Has to Be There… Those old enough will probably recognize our title from the iconic Federal Express tagline ‘When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight’. When the pandemic hit almost a year ago, one of the key words of the time was delivery. Groceries were delivered in record amounts, […]
Georgia Produces a Blue Ripple The Democrats have won both Senate seats which substantially changes the mathematics in Washington. The Senate is now a 50-50 split, with VP-Elect Harris the tie braking vote, but this is certainly not a carte blanche for Democrats. Much of the legislation listed below will require 60 Senate votes for […]
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