Market Commentary 5/05/2022

Market Commentary 5/05/2022

Thoughts on Today’s Selloff The S&P 500® Index (“SPX”) was down over 4% at the lows today. This follows a day that saw stocks rally by 3%. To be sure, these are extreme levels of volatility, but I am more amazed by the hysteria whipped up in the business media....
Market Commentary 3/06/2022

Market Commentary 3/06/2022

Expect stocks to trough when fear peaks. Conversely, expect stocks to peak when fear troughs. This axiom speaks to why successful investing in stocks is difficult. It runs contrary to our instincts as humans. We are wired to raise our defenses under a threat of danger...
Market Commentary 2/21/2022

Market Commentary 2/21/2022

While U.S. financial markets took a rest today, in honor of President’s Day, the tensions on the border between Ukraine and Russia heated up to a boil. Stock futures are down by more than five hundred points while money is flowing into the safety provided by gold and...
Market Commentary 1/28/2022

Market Commentary 1/28/2022

As January comes to an end, stocks continue to act volatile. On Monday of this week, the S&P 500 put in a near-term low just above the 4,200 level before rallying to just above 4,400 on Wednesday. The 2-day rally happened ahead of the conclusion to the Federal...
Market Commentary 1/24/2022

Market Commentary 1/24/2022

There is a stock market adage that goes something like this, “As goes January, so goes the year.” Well, stock market adages are born from experience and die from anticipation. In other words, once an adage gets some notoriety, it tends to shift or fade away as the...
Market Commentary – 11/26/2021

Market Commentary – 11/26/2021

Historically, stocks perform well during the shortened Thanksgiving week. Furthermore, the best day of the shortened week is the abbreviated trading session on the Friday following Thanksgiving Thursday. Well, Mr. Market, as he frequently does, has decided to keep...