Weekly Market Commentary

March 21, 2017

Spring has arrived, and those of us still in snow-covered places thank the Dutch for exporting their tulips to help brighten the vernal equinox. The Netherlands is a nation of 17 million, smaller than New York State in terms of population.


March 14, 2017

The Ides of March and March Madness are approaching as heavy snow is falling, Fed futures rates are rising, the Administration’s 2018 budget is coming, the suspension of the debt ceiling is expiring, and the Queen is granting her royal assent to the Brexit Article 50 bill.


March 07, 2017

Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836, and residents across the Lone Star State commemorate the anniversary in grand style every year. HJ Sims was proud to be in Austin last week for the 181st celebration.


February 22, 2017

The U.S. Capitol is quiet this week as the Congress is in recess, but the White House is bustling. The White House consists of an 18-acre complex of buildings staffed by 100 permanent full-time employees and 450 political appointees who advise and assist the President.


February 14, 2017

Pitchers and catchers start reporting for Spring Training in Arizona and Florida this week, and it is a welcome sight for fans weary of winter.

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