Down To Zero

Down To Zero

After nine Fed rate hikes, which began in December 2015, the market believes the series is over and a pause is ahead.  Zero rate hikes are expected in 2019.  This is good news for investors.  A move to ease rates from current levels?  Not to good news. If you thought...
AGG Update

AGG Update

The iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund continues to rally.  The index is working on its 5th straight higher low and is heading for its best close since April 11th.  The December 31st breakout was quite powerful leaving behind layers of support in its wake.  The $AGG...
Bonds Finish Strong

Bonds Finish Strong

Bonds are closing out 2018 on a high note.  After bottoming in early November the $AGG(iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund) has been rallying steadily.  As December comes to an end the $AGG is beginning to pierce a key overhead trend-line as it extends the rally off...
Exit Stage Right

Exit Stage Right

Both stock and bond funds have seen massive outflows over the last two quarters.  We are now at levels not reached since the middle of 2008.  What’s interesting, in the first quarter of 2009 the S&P 500 Index reached a new low months after the dramatic...