Market Commentaries

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17 Mar

Market Dodges Rate Hike Madness

March 17, 2017 No one was taken by surprise by the Fed, who on Wednesday announced a rate hike – its second in three months. The move was entirely telegraphed, supported by the string of strong economic reports in recent weeks. Both stock and bond markets sprinted higher on the day of the actual announcement,…

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10 Mar

Mr. Market….It’s Your Birthday

March 10, 2017 The bull market turned 8 years old this week, but investors took little time to celebrate as they were busy preparing for next week’s Federal Reserve meeting. A rate hike now appears to be all but a foregone conclusion as the February jobs report pointed to continued momentum in the labor market….

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Musket volley re-enactment to celebrate Texas Independence Day, source: Austin-American Statesman
03 Mar

Mr. Trump Goes to Washington

March 3, 2017 Taking his message from the White House to the House of Representatives, President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday where he laid out a bold, and remarkably presidential, agenda for the year ahead. His statements provided a framework for not only the healthcare, tax, and trade overhauls on which…

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