In The MoneyA look at financial planning, investment management, and options strategies.
Short-Term Summary: Markets remained fairly sanguine over the last week, with U.S. equity indices largely ignoring high-profile headline events. The resumption of geopolitical concerns, after North Korea launched a missile over Japan and a spike of gasoline futures on...Read more
Short-Term Summary: The S&P 500 was able to bounce back from heavy selling pressure last Thursday, but the index found resistance at its 50 day moving average (DMA) and remains just below that level. The increased volatility in equity markets has been a result of...Read more
Short-Term Summary: After only having four 1% daily changes in the first seven months of the year, there have now been three in the past week. Two of these days were on the downside. With a strong 2Q17 earnings season ending, the seasonally weak period of the year...Read more
U.S. equities rallied Friday, closing narrowly higher, in a partial reversal of yesterday’s sharp declines. At the sector level, bond proxies lagged while Technology and Consumer Discretionary were standouts to the upside. Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea...Read more
It was another fascinating week and something to which we have almost become accustomed. Not only did the NASDAQ ($NDX), Dow ($DJI), and S&P500 ($SPX) hit new all-time highs, but there was plenty of political news as well. First, we saw Sean Spicer, White House...Read more
Insurance is designed to protect assets in case something bad happens, but you must have the policy in place before the trouble starts or else the policy is worthless. The same rule applies to investing. A strategy to protect your investments in a bear market only...Read more