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2nd Quarter 2018 | John’s Market Commentary

By |2018-09-28T19:20:18+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

Well, 2018’s second quarter earnings season is history.  It was pretty much a repeat of the first quarter.  Once again, if you were to read the headlines, you would be led to believe the end-of-times was near.  Reporter anxiety continues to run high and, at times almost hysterical.  The continuing trade spat between the U.S. and [...]

The Tariff Tiff and History Repeating Itself

By |2018-09-26T15:32:55+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” – Mark Twain Financial crises have hit the global markets on a regular basis throughout history.  And it appears financial crises will continue to pop up at regular intervals into the future.  The first recorded speculative bubble was Tulip Mania in 1637, a period in the Dutch Golden [...]

John’s Market Commentary Q1 | 2018

By |2018-04-25T14:07:25+00:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

Well, 2018’s first quarter earnings season is in the process of winding down.  The first quarter of 2018 had considerably more noise with respect to earnings because of the new tax law changes.  However, earnings are looking much better than expected. During the quarter, investors celebrated the passage of the Republican tax plan that lowered the [...]