Article, Did You Know, Michael Maehl

Are We Correcting?

Are We Correcting?

For 138 straight trading days, we’ve had dull and boring markets, with the S&P 500 having closed between 2,040 and 2,130 over that time. This had been one of the longest and tightest trading ranges […]

The markets and the Fed

The markets and the Fed

It’s August and the market is sideways. Given that the Fed, Congress and most traders are on vacation – together with the fact that most earnings and economic reports of note have been published – […]

Markets reflect a lack of conviction

Markets reflect a lack of conviction

With seven months of market activity now in the books, the year-to-date results appear to be the result of a lot of “what do you think with the Fed/China/Apple/biotechs/your favorite topic here?” Having marked the […]

What moves the Dow and S&P500?

What moves the Dow and S&P500?

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s partner and a font of great sayings himself, has said about investing that, “It’s not supposed to be easy. Anyone who finds it easy is stupid.” Based on the year-to-date results […]

The Chinese market drop – what does it mean?

The Chinese market drop – what does it mean?

What with China, Greece, the Fed and the plug getting pulled at the NY Stock Exchange, the last couple weeks have been great for headline writers. All that uncertainty and confusion created from and by […]