Diversification from S&P 500 & DOW is winning

HOME SALES DECLINE Both new and existing home sales weakened in April, according to reports from the Census Bureau and National Association of Realtors. Resales were down 2.5%; new home buying, 1.5%. NAR chief ... continue reading

Stocks off to fast start this week

RETAIL SALES RISE ANOTHER 0.3% April’s advance remained at that level. even with car and truck sales removed. It paled compared to the 0.8% March gain reported by the Department of Commerce, but it ... continue reading

Big week in the stock market and world politics

OIL HITS A 4-YEAR PEAK The price of WTI crude settled at $71.36 on Thursday, hours after Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts forecast $90 oil by spring 2019 and a “risk of $100 ... continue reading

Market Rally Friday salvages the week

The stock market indexes were up strongly on Friday as the week overall was about flat. The Nasdaq was up 1.26% for the week while the S&P 500 and the DOW were off a ... continue reading

Mainstream Finance catching up with PCA

My clients and newsletter subscribers know that it is rare for me to include articles or outside authors in my newsletter.  There are many great authors and sources of financial information available and this ... continue reading

Can you beat the Market?

This is a question which has been asked and debated for decades.  I have a question for the person asking the question; What market are you referring to? Most people default to the stock ... continue reading

Stocks mostly flat as 10-year Treasury hit 3%

It had been more than four years since the 10-year Treasury yield was 3%. This past week the yield went above 3% before settling back at 2.96%. Higher interest rates mean higher borrowing costs ... continue reading