The holiday season officially begins with a feast.....Thanksgiving!!! If you haven't begun to think about the holidays and the month of December, than this day will help start the process. Although each year the celebration is a little bit different, many things are the same. The morning begins … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving 2018
Election Day has passed in the US once again. For those who need a brief civics refresher, every two years the full US House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for reelection. While the outcomes of the elections are uncertain, one thing we can count on is that plenty of … [Read more...] about Midterm Elections—What Do They Mean for Markets?
The house phone rings, but I do not bother to answer it. I let the machine pick up the call and most likely, the caller will hang up because it is a sales call. For some reason, I just can't pull the trigger to get rid of the house phone completely. The "IN CASE OF EMERGENCY" voice inside my … [Read more...] about Please Stop Calling – You’re Bothering Me
For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about the stock and bond markets. This month has had its share of market unrest. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from … [Read more...] about Tuning Out Noise
Sellers were out in force on the market today after negative news on the economy. It's a common line in TV finance reports. But have you ever wondered who is buying if so many people are selling? The notion that sellers can outnumber buyers on down days doesn’t make … [Read more...] about A Question of Equilibrium
The changing retail landscape is about to consume another former dominating retailer: Sears Holdings Corp. (Sears). The retailer sought chapter 11 protection on October 15, 2018. Sears reached a deal with lenders to keep hundreds of its stores open for now. The company - with the stock ticker … [Read more...] about The End of an Era – Sears on the last days