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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Overall, major U.S. equity indexes traded slightly higher last week courtesy of a “just-right” monthly employment report. By last Friday’s close, the S&P 500 tacked on 0.21%, the Nasdaq 100 rose by 0.54%,...

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Tallying last week, the S&P 500 rose by 0.82%, the Nasdaq 100 increased by 1.68%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was lower by 0.45%.   The Federal Reserve   At the annual gathering at Jackson Hole of...

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Overall, U.S. stock market indexes loved the inflation data and the Fed decision last week, as the S&P 500 gained 2.58%, the Nasdaq 100 surged higher by 3.82%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased...

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

April was a mostly quiet month, with choppy trading across U.S. equity markets. During the month, the overarching narrative among talking heads seemed to be declining volatility and an “impending recession” forecast for...

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

 Hope all is well with you. Financial markets have been event-filled as of late (especially in the banking sector), so I wanted to keep you up-to-date by sharing last week’s developments and offering a look at this week...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Weekly check-in: U.S. equities mixed last week, Q4 GDP in focusHope you are doing well! Major U.S. equity indexes finished last week in a mixed fashion, still latching on to improved sentiment on inflation thus far in 2023. However,...

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Major U.S. equity indexes closed out the final month of 2022 in the red, marking the first down year for the S&P 500 in the last four years. In addition, capital loss harvesting won out over Santa Claus and his rally in the final...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Ever since the stock market bottomed in 2009 during the financial crisis, people have been coming up with reasons why the bull market was about to end. We heard every reason – Brexit, the end of Quantitative Easing, too much debt...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

On September 11, 2001 I was eager to start my first day as a financial advisor. That morning I sat down to eat breakfast and flipped on the news as I always did as part of my morning routine. But that morning was not like the rest....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016 by Corey Hoffstein ACTIVE STRATEGIES ARE AN ALLOCATION, NOT A TRADE This post is available for download here. SUMMARY Active strategies are often defined by the factor tilts they take on. For factor tilts to continue...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The 3.5% Solution: Buying FearMonday August 24th was a roller coaster day in the stock market. The Dow opened the day 1,000 points lower than its Friday closing price. By midday, stocks had rallied to nearly recover that entire decline...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Stock market corrections (usually defined as 10% pullbacks) are hard to understand. Often they happen in the midst of long-term bull markets. But why? Is it like getting the flu? Is it just emotion? Or, are corrections a necessary...