Preparing for Volatility or a Recession

The stock market has been volatile so far this year. We have seen days with the major US averages closing with gains or declines of 2% several times already this year. With the headlines dominated by the Federal Reserve poised to raise interest rates, the highest...

The Noise of 2021

In a year filled with major news stories, the S&P 500 and other major US stock indices ended 2021 with very good returns. A years’ worth of noise Like many years in the recent past, 2021 was a year filled with news headlines. We seem to be bombarded with more news...

New Year Predictions and the Secret Sauce

December 16, 2021 The year-end ritual of predicting where the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500 will close at the end of the next year has been going on now for several weeks. With much fanfare, Wall Street analysts give predictions with such conviction...