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Inflation, rising interest rates and stock market returns

Inflation and its effects The inflation rates recently released for October 2021 were higher than economists predicted and many in...
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Stagflation

For the past few months pundits, news commentators and many analysts have discussed the possibility of stagflation in the US...
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Volatility and the Value of Advice

Perspective Today’s financial headlines only tell part of the story. The headlines are intended to keep viewers watching and raise...
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Are NFT’s an investment?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have received lots of airtime from the media this year. Why? What is a Non-Fungible Token or...
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How much risk do you need to take?

Summer Vacation For summer vacation this year I am travelling with my wife, Sharon and our dog, a Norwich Terrier...
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Latest Inflation Report

This week, the Federal Government released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for June 2021 and reported a 5.4% increase...
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Inflation Reports

Last week, the Federal Government released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for May 2021. The headline number of a...
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What is the Solution?

May 17, 2021 Noise in the media While driving, I pass the time listening to the radio and the business...
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“American Families Plan” (AKA – Biden’s Tax Hikes

May 3, 2021 This is a very large proposal that encompasses many issues, not just increases of certain tax rates....
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Are Cryptocurrencies Really an Investment?

April 20, 2021 Over the past week several headlines about cryptocurrencies have been eye-popping. First headline: the IPO of Coinbase...
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What the SPAC?

March 18, 2021 Recent financial headlines have covered the exponential growth of SPACs. Is this an investment worthy of a...
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Revisiting Cryptocurrency 02/12/21

News of Tesla buying $1.5 billion of Bitcoin last week pushed the price of the cryptocurrency to record levels. Many...
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Prato Perspectives 2/4/20

Beating Wall Street? The media has emphasized how individual investors have banded together on social media sites to beat ‘Wall...
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The Short-Squeeze and Gamestop

It is possible to make money when stock prices go down. That is the strategy of short sellers.   From...
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Brexit

Last week the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) finally agreed to the details of ‘Brexit’. The process...
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Predictions for 2021 – Part II

December 23, 2020 As we approach the end of 2020, the market forecasts and predictions for next year are coming...
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Predictions for 2021

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Prato Perspective- 10/02

October 2, 2020 Early today President Trump announced he tested positive for Covid-19 and stock markets have reacted with some...
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Market Timing and Portfolio Changes

August 2020      Over the past 2 weeks we have posted the following videos to social media, The Difficulty...
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Prato Perspectives | 4.17.20

At Prato Capital Management we often discuss using history as a guide in conjunction with using all currently available information...
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