Weekly Market Commentary

December 12, 2017

One of the biggest misconceptions in popular circulation is that we only use about 10% of our brains. There is no scientific basis for the theory, but the thought of having such vast untapped resources is quite appealing.


December 05, 2017

The Russian stories circulating in Washington are hardly enchanting, but they have captivated a gigantic audience. One narrator got the story wrong last week and caused the stock market to fall back.


November 28, 2017

It was seventy-five years ago that one of the all-time great movies, Casablanca, opened at The Hollywood Theatre in New York City. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman starred in a wartime tale of romantic and political intrigue.


November 21, 2017

U.S. Senators are thankful to have a 10-day recess away from the relentless lobbying on tax reform. The House Speaker is indebted to the 227 Republicans who voted for HR1 and helped him pass the hot potato to the Senate Majority Leader and Finance Chair.


November 14, 2017

The fate of tax reform currently rests in the hands of Kevin Patrick Brady, the 62 year-old Republican Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means. The amiable Texan will appear before the Rules Committee on Wednesday to seek a very restrictive rule limiting floor debate and amendments to H.R. 1.


November 07, 2017

When Yogi Berra quipped, “It’s déjà vu all over again!” he may have been watching his Yankee teammates, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, hit back-to-back home runs in a July 1961 twi-night doubleheader against the White Sox in the House that Ruth Built.


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