Weekly Market Commentary

February 20, 2018

The thrill and majesty of the quadrennial Winter Olympic competitions once again enthrall viewers and patriots around the world. Fractions of seconds and points separate the medal winners from the last place finishers.

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February 13, 2018

Last week oil prices fell 9.5% to $59.20 a barrel. Gold was down 1.3% to $1,316 an ounce. The new Federal Reserve Chairman took his seat on a day when the volatility index (VIX) spiked by 116%, and all markets seemed to grudgingly recognize the reality of rising rates and inflation.

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February 06, 2018

The sudden global selloff in equities and spike in market volatility have stolen the headlines away from memos in Washington, the swearing-in of the new Federal Reserve Chair, opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics and Philadelphia’s Super Bowl victory.

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January 30, 2018

In Las Vegas, it is often said that the only good way to throw the dice is to throw them away. But this is a week in which Americans are inclined to gamble.

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January 23, 2018

In what is always a humbling exercise for those deemed non-essential, the federal government shut down for 69 hours until an agreement on a temporary spending bill was reached. Some 800,000 federal workers deemed “non-excepted” were furloughed.

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January 16, 2018

The Expression “a picture is worth a thousand words” is attributed to the editor of the Syracuse Post Standard, Tess Flanders, back in 1911 long before the internet forever changed the way we obtain information, communicate and shop.

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