Implications of the Trump Presidency for US Stocks

Implications of the Trump Presidency for US Stocks

After 107 days of the Trump Presidency, we believe that this administration is determined to be the wildest reality TV show of all time.  People say, "War is God's way of teaching us geography."  Perhaps Donald Trump is God's way of teaching us about the Federal Government?

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US Stocks Make 31 Record Highs in 2014, But Investors Panic During 3% Selloff

US Stocks Make 31 Record Highs in 2014, But Investors Panic During 3% Selloff

US stocks as defined by the S&P 500 made 31 record highs in 2014, most recently on July 24th.  Through Friday afternoon, stocks declined 3.3%, which is to say less than the decline of 4.2% we saw in April of this year, and decline of 5.6% in January.

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Opinion: Current economic expansion is only in the 5th inning

Opinion: Current economic expansion is only in the 5th inning

US stocks put in a decent return for Q1 2006 even as oil prices settled in at the highs for the quarter, the Federal Reserve continued to raise short term rates, the situation in Iraq improved only modestly, housing prices settled back on falling sales, the 10 year yield moved substantially towards 5%, and President Bush’s approval ratings hit the lows for his presidency. 

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