July 20th 2018 Market Minute

July 20, 2018

Relatively quiet week for world markets. US Equity indices were mostly positive. US Treasury yields rose slightly with the 10 Year US Treasury rising from 2.85% to 2.89% and the 30 Year US Treasury rising from 2.96% to 3.03%. Crude Oil maintained it’s level in the high $60’s, closing at $68.14. Source: Thompson One Financial […]

July 13th 2018 Market Minute

July 13, 2018

The Russell 2000 (1,708) and NASDAQ Composite (7,825) both hit an all time high again this week. Crude Oil (Sweet) ,$69.59, dropped back below $70 for the first time since June 26th 2018. US Treasury Yields were mostly unchanged from last week. Gold closed at $1,241 per ounce. Gold is well off its 2018 high […]

July 5th 2018 Market Minute

July 5, 2018

Crude Oil, (Sweet), $75.24 hit it’s highest level since November 2014 this week. 30 US Treasury yields (2.93%) dropped to their lowest level since the end of January 2018. The NASDAQ Composite (7,595) is towards the upper end of it’s 2018 high of 7,806 from last month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (24,352) is about […]

China’s Economic Miracle

June 27, 2018

China over the last 20+ Years has experienced a Financial, Industrial, and Technological Revolution like no other country in history. More people have been lifted out of poverty in a shorter period of time than any other in history. They now have more Millionaire’s then any other country. The size of their economy has surpassed […]

June 22nd 2018 Market Minute

June 22, 2018

The Shanghai Composite (SHGIDX) dropped below 3,000 for the first time since August of 2016. For the year 2018, it is down over -11%, and about -19% from it 2018 high. All Asian Equity Markets are down for the year excluding Australia’s All Ordinaries (XAO) which is up 2.5%. Around the globe Equity Market Indices […]

March 30th 2018 Market Minute

March 30, 2018

First it was interest rates and concerns about inflation, (Late January). Then, third week of March, the markets drop again to those late January lows. This time it’s ‘Trade War’ fears. It continued through the end of March with concerns about ‘social medias’ collection of user data and the manipulation of information to these individuals. […]

March 2nd 2018 Market Minute

March 2, 2018

Within a week of the largest ‘TBTF’ (Too Big To Fail) bailout of ‘large insurance company’ by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) government President Xi is in the process of doing away with both age and term limits for his position. What if President Xi has been ‘right’ about some things. Maybe he even predicted […]

February 22nd 2018 Market Minute

February 22, 2018

Could a large Chinese Insurance Company being taken over by the Insurance Regulator of the Country today be ‘the’ “canary in a coal mine”? This insurance company has a ‘balance’ sheet of 2 Trillion Yuan (~$300 Billion). ‘Balance sheets’ are supposed to “balance” with an equal amount of both assets and liabilities. Like with other financial […]

February 9th 2018 Market Minute

February 9, 2018

Let’s start with a little January 2018 information on some of the Equity markets around the world. The Australian Equity Market, (All Ordinaries) hit it’s highest level (6254) since 2007/2008 on Monday January 9th 2018. By the close Monday January 22nd it was down -2.16% from this high. The New Zealand Equity Market, (NZX) hit […]

November 18 2016 Market Minute

November 18, 2016

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for the second week in a row, made a new high of 18,934. The NASDAQ Composite also hit a new high this week of 5,346. SP500 (2,181) is near its September 2016 high (2,193). Oil ($46.36) continues to trade in the mid $40’s. Gold ($1,208.70) stabilized after last weeks fall […]