Weekly Market Commentary

April 17, 2018

United States women took first and last place in the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day, while a government worker from Japan finished first in the men’s division. This past week has seen quite a few other firsts, lasts, and major headlines in between.


April 10, 2018

Battered and barnacled for three months in a storm-tossed sea of Treasuries and equities in the wake of 2017 tax reform and a record high tide of issuance, municipal bonds sail on into the second quarter, weather-beaten seafarers braced for just about anything the markets can hurl at them.


April 03, 2018

The last quarter ended very well for both the Villanova Wildcats and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and investors held back some of their cash, but by and large stayed in the markets despite some wild swings.


March 27, 2018

The cosmos has never been the same since the loss of Carl Sagan, and it warps again with the passing of Stephen Hawking both of whom taught us to look up at the stars instead of down at our feet, and have now left us with mind-boggling theories and billions of questions.


March 20, 2018

The arrival of the vernal equinox heralds a changing of the seasons and it cannot come soon enough for baseball fans. Opening day is March 29, the earliest start in MLB history and the first time in 50 years that all 30 teams will play on the first day of the regular season.


March 13, 2018

Godfather film fans will recall the moment when Mob boss Hyman Roth turned to his young partner and rival Michael Corleone and declared, “We’re bigger than U.S. Steel!” The scene was set in 1960 when United States Steel (NYSE:X) was the yardstick for big.


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