Weighing the Week Ahead: How Stocks Can Ignore Political Turmoil

The economic calendar is normal with emphasis on inflation data and housing news. These routine reports continue in the background as the Washington headlines continue. We would all like to focus on markets, but the daily news flow emphasizes the turmoil. Many people are asking: How can markets ignore the political turmoil? Last Week Recap […]

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Proposed Tariff Increase: A Cheap Thrill?

New Fed Chairman Powell had just finished his Senate testimony.  Market participants were digesting the morning’s economic data and the likely Fed reaction. Then…something happened.  Normally I am skeptical of the post hoc analysis of market moves, but this one was clear.  President Trump announced the intention to raise tariffs on steel and aluminum.  Stocks […]

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