Mixed Economic Signals 10/3/19

There are some mixed economic signals showing up in our economy. Some of the data coming out the last few months has been very good and some not so much. First the good news – Consumer spending continues to show strength, wages have increased, and inflation remains...

China’s Economy turns Stormy 9/26/19

The United States has increased tariffs on certain Chinese imports and China retaliated by raising tariffs on some US imports. Global economic growth remains subdued in 2019 and is expected to slow down to 2.6% for 2019. Some of this subdued growth is due to the US –...

Clear Thoughts on an Unclear Market 8/15/19

Good Afternoon,         Summer is coming to an end and the swings in the stock market this week will confuse those that are not willing to trust history as a guide and are vulnerable to noisy media.         Investors that are lacking any concrete evidence of market...

Was today an Overreaction? 8/5/19

  Good Afternoon, Hope you had a great weekend!A short note today, since we saw some reactions or overreactions in the stock markets to the latest news of the ongoing trade dispute with China. Although today was difficult to watch on the national news outlets, we...

Note from Prato 5/14/19

Hello Friend , We hope this note finds you well.  On a very “busy” day in the markets we wanted to pass on a quick, “what are we thinking” note. Our apologies in advance for the impersonal nature of his letter but wanted you to know we are always thinking of you. To...