By Sam Taylor | March 25, 2020
On June 18, 1940 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered a speech to the House of Commons.  France had just fallen; Europe lay in tatters and the survival of the civilized world hung in the balance. At that moment, the U.K. stood virtually alone facing Nazi Germany as the Battle of...
By Sam Taylor | March 10, 2020
Yesterday, March 9, was the eleventh anniversary of what would prove to be the bottom of the last major bear market (2007-09).  It is an interesting twist of fate that the world marked that anniversary with what appears to be another panic attack. At yesterday’s closing level of 2,746, the S&P...
By Sam Taylor | February 26, 2020
Given the current state of financial markets, it’s probably a good time to try to put things into perspective.  No one knows yet the true impact the coronavirus will have on our global economy.  The situation may worsen before scientists develop effective tests, drugs and vaccines from studying the...
By Jonathan Waide | January 21, 2020
With a new year comes new changes, especially as it pertains to financial matters; and 2020 is no different.  Near the end of December, President Trump signed into law what has become known as the SECURE ACT (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement).  This act has numerous...
By Sam Taylor | January 3, 2020
December 24th marked the one-year anniversary of the 20% bear-market in the S&P 500. Nervous investors sold stocks fearing the Federal Reserve would catapult the U.S. economy into a recession when it followed through on its commitment to continue raising interest rates in the face of slowing...
By Sam Taylor | November 22, 2019
A card player who isn’t dealt the most desirable hand will often draw additional cards. This is called betting on the come.   Sometimes it pays off and sometimes the player loses the hand.  The current trade negations between the U.S. and China can give one the appearance that China is betting on...

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