Market Commentary

Time to Sell Tech?

April 18th, 2018
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Harvey S. from Youngstown, OH asks: Hi Mitch, with all the bad press about Facebook, and with Amazon looking like it could be in trouble too, would you say the outlook for technology companies is not looking so good at the moment? I know they’ve been leading the market for so long. I wonder if […]

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The Driving Forces of Market Volatility

April 15th, 2018
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Regular readers of this column know that on several occasions over the last year, I cautioned investors that volatility was likely to rear its ugly head at some point. In my view, it was never a matter of “if” – just a matter of when. The experience in 2017 of very low volatility and robust […]

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Q1 Earnings Season: Thumbs Up or Down?

April 14th, 2018
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This week proved to be eventful for tech as Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook, testified before Congress and Apple achieved its goal of powering operations with 100% renewable energy. Additionally, this earnings season could see its fastest growth rate since 2011 with seven sectors expected to see double digit earnings growth. Get all the details […]

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Uphill Battle for Stocks?

Technology stocks are under mounting pressure, and the S&P 500 remains in correction mode. The threat of a trade war is growing. Investors are understandably getting more skittish by the day. Those are the headlines of the day in the financial world, and they are a source of worry for many. But I don’t actually […]

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2 Biggest Issues Affecting the Market Right Now

April 7th, 2018
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Two of the biggest economic issues of the week appear to be the looming trade war and continued “techlash” on the world’s largest technology companies. What does this mean for the markets? Read on to find out… The U.S.’s Tit-for-Tat on Trade with China – this week saw a flurry of activity in the brewing […]

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Are You Ready for Retirement?

April 4th, 2018
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Sheila D. from Cheyenne, WY: Hi Mitch, I’ve seen a lot of articles and statistics saying that a majority of Americans aren’t ready for retirement. The main finding seems to be that people are far from having enough saved.1 My question is, are these statistics really true, and how can a person really know whether […]

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Don’t Miss These Investment Lessons from Q1 2018

The first quarter served as a wake-up call for investors and investment professionals in a few ways. We were reminded what real volatility felt like. We learned the Trump administration (or at least Trump himself) is serious about tariffs and trade. We were pleasantly surprised by how much S&P 500 corporations raised earnings estimates for […]

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Technology Takes a Beating – How Could This Affect the Market?

March 31st, 2018
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The technology landscape is changing especially as some of the biggest names in the industry took a big blow, while the story surrounding the new tariffs continues to unfold. Get the details to these stories and more in this latest edition of Steady Investor’s Week. Brexit Countdown: 1 Year – Effective this week, the one-year […]

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Bull Market’s 9th Birthday, but is it Too Soon to Celebrate?

On March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 hit its low point for the treacherous bear market of 2008, which was spurred by the global financial crisis. The index bottomed out at 676.53.1 Today, the S&P 500 trades at over 2,500, with total gains off-the-bottom approaching +250%. As I write this column, however, I cannot actually […]

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Trade Wars, Interest Rates, Spending Bill and More

March 24th, 2018
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The next few months could be high impact in terms of trade, inflation, growth, and price pressures. Read on to get all the details in this week’s edition of Steady Investor’s Week. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Go into Effect – effective March 23, the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs go into effect, which has companies […]

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