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Monday, August 3, 2020

Q2 of 2020 marked the worst of the fallout from the Virus, as illustrated by the start of the shutdowns, historic levels of unemployment & job losses, hundreds of thousands of deaths, and numerous bankruptcies. So last Thursday when...

 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Monday, July 27th, 2020 “The Cost of Poor Market Timing in 2020” When uncertainty runs rampant, as it has for the past six months, it can be tempting for some investors to “sit on the sidelines” until things...

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 “Retail Sales Surge in June but Further Gains Will Be Challenged” Retail sales, ex-gas, jumped a seasonally adjusted 7.5% in the month of June, miraculously recovering back above pre-pandemic levels...

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Second Quarter 2020 Market Perspective

 

Monday, July 6, 2020

A record 4.8 million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in June, bringing the unemployment rate down to 11.1%, from a peak of 14.7% in April. Over the past two months, 34% of the 22.2 million jobs lost from February to April have...

 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

After the worst first quarter in the history of the Dow, the index snapped back with the best second quarter since 1938, and the best overall quarter since 1987. With the recent recovery, the index was only 9% down for the year, while...

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Monday, June 22nd, 2020 “Record Surge in Retail Sales Spurs Optimism for V-shaped recovery” The shocking economic figures are now coming to the upside. Last week, the Commerce Department reported that retail sales jumped 17...