Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father

It’s not often I’ll read a book more than once, let alone twice. And yet, I have done just that, and realized in the process that there were parts or aspects of the book I did not recall from either of the previous two readings, which may say something about my...
Testing Earnings Season Ahead

Testing Earnings Season Ahead

Market Summary A quiet week in trading by current standards saw U.S. Stock indexes drop between 1% and 1.5%. Declining retail sales and employment figures became the area in focus despite more stimulus proposals. A decline in U.S. retail sales in December marked the...
New Year, Same Story

New Year, Same Story

Market Summary The unrelenting upward march of the stock market that we became so accustomed to during the second half of 2020 continued into 2021, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, and Russell 2000 all setting record highs last week. Much of...