Published on June 6, 2023
The S&P 500 acts like the bull market is in full swing and running hard. Through the end of May, the S&P 500 was up 8.86%, the NASDAQ up 23.59% and Russell 1000 Growth Index up 20.23%.
Published on May 23, 2023
While this is a rapidly developing story (that may even get resolved by the time I release this brief), it’s important to discuss the current debt ceiling debacle. This is, by far, one of the dumbest games of chicken we have played economically and politically in decades.
Published on April 25, 2023
The sheer variety of wine is what makes it such an exciting topic. While it can be easy to think of the popular choices like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, there are over 10,000 different grape varieties that we know of.
Published on March 12, 2023
Beware of the ides of March warns of trouble brewing in the month of March. The Ides of March specifically refers to the 74th day in the Roman calendar which corresponds to March 15th.
Published on February 15, 2023
Groundhog Day is happening again in Washington, where we last played this silly game in 2011. The US Government is currently on track to repeat that disastrous debt ceiling stalemate which cost the USA its AAA credit rating.
Published on January 18, 2023
Although Congress is divided and everyone (including the markets) anticipates gridlock for the next two years, late last year Congress passed the Secure 2.0 Act as a part of the overall budget bill.
Published on December 14, 2022
For the first time in over 2 decades Wall Street strategists are calling for a down year in the stock market in 2023. The last time strategists forecasted a negative market was 1999.
Published on November 22, 2022
Cabernet Sauvignon is a staple in the wine world and for good reason. They are fantastic stand-alone wines, but they also pair extremely well.
Published on October 26, 2022
Writing about politics in this era feels akin to walking into a lion’s den slathered in BBQ sauce. However dangerous it feels, as we head into a highly contentious November 8th its important you have some perspective about mid-term elections and the stock market.
Published on September 8, 2022
The Fed next meets September 20th – 21st to discuss hiking rates another 0.50% or 0.75%. The magnitude of the hike will depend on August inflation numbers and jobs reports.