Passive Versus Active

Passive Versus Active

Passive investment strategies have been on the rise since the start of the current bull run, which is now the longest in history.  These strategies have worked quite well during this rally.  If, and when, we enter a bear phase passive investors will be in for quite a...
After The Midterms

After The Midterms

An incredible streak to say the least.  Ryan Detrick has the numbers:   Since WWII, the S&P 500 has been higher 12 months after the midterm elections every single time. That is 18 for 18 with an avg again of 14.2%. Currently up about 2% since the midterms last...
More On The Longest Bull

More On The Longest Bull

The lede from Zerohedge.com:    Exactly ten years ago on March 9, 2009, just as rumors were swirling that the Fed would unleash and expand its QE1 program by $1 trillion (confirmed on March 18, 2009), the current “bull market” began and since then, despite...
February Jobs Numbers Disappoint

February Jobs Numbers Disappoint

The lede:   Total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in February (+20,000), and the unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in professional and business services, health care, and wholesale trade...