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Dust Off Those Circuit Breakers

March 19, 2020

Dust Off Those Circuit Breakers   On October 19, 1987 the stock market crashed, with the S&P 500 falling more than 20% in one day. The move was so swift and so unexpected that stock exchanges weren’t equipped with a game plan for how to handle such volatility.   The solution? Circuit breakers. Let’s see…

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[Video] What We Expect Ahead With The Coronavirus Financial Market Update 

March 12, 2020

Hi everyone, this is your weekly market update. We felt it was important this week to talk a little more in-depth about these issues. As time goes on, we know the market has been a little volatile, these are things we want to talk through instead of writing. Let’s talk through the things of where…

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Emergency Rate Cut By The Federal Reserve

March 5, 2020

Emergency Rate Cut By The Federal Reserve   On Tuesday, March 3, the Federal Reserve announced a surprise rate cut of 0.50%. This was the seventh time in the last 20 years that the Federal Reserve cut rates between its normally scheduled meetings.   Let’s look at the impact and implications.   First, it’s important to…

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Update On Coronavirus

February 27, 2020

We’ve spoken a couple of times about the Coronavirus since it first appeared on the scene in mid-January [Markets Survive Yet Another Scare & Coronavirus Impact On The Market]. Up until the past week, the issue was largely contained to China.  And China has reputation for providing low-quality (i.e. untrustworthy) data about their economy and…

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Corporate Bonds: More Risk, Less Reward?

February 20, 2020

Corporate Bonds: More Risk, Less Reward? Two charts came across my desk recently that shed light on what I like to call “creeping risk” in the market. This happens when the character of an investment changes slowly over time without anyone really noticing the change. The first chart that caught my attention was a long-term…

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Markets Survive Yet Another Scare

February 6, 2020

Markets Survive Yet Another Scare Barely a month after the markets sold off due to the #WWIII scare between the U.S. and Iran, markets faced another test with the spread of the coronavirus. How did it fare this time around?   It’s hard to believe the month of January is over! But here we are in…

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