View From the Hill: It’s All Fun and Games Until…

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Going into the weekend the equity markets are delivering mixed results. Outside of Bonds, Utilities, and Real Estate, the Fed announcement on monetary policy and unwinding its balance sheet had very little effect from a weekly perspective. Today, it appears Geopolitics has re-emerged as a toxic cloud over the broad markets  as tensions between North […]

ETF Market View: Market Continues to Trend Upward On Trump’s Policy Proposals

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary Today’s economic backdrop of a stronger than expected Retail Sales report in October-2016 gives a data dependent Fed more justification to raise rates. This sentiment is currently being expressed by the Fed Futures contract which assigns a 91% chance of such occurring. In spite […]

View From the Hill: First Shall Be Last And Last Shall Be First, Including Your Purse!

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Summary US blue chip stock indexes show resilience and minimal price change while emerging markets cede some of their recent rally gains. Treasury bond markets showing most signs of damage among asset classes while corporate bonds diverge and maintain the support of their uptrends. Last week’s gainers are today’s laggards: Crude Oil (USO) and Energy […]

View From the Hill: Summary of 1st Quarter-2016

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Commentary Equities Oh what a difference a month makes and March certainly did as stocks made one of their biggest advances to salvage what almost became a losing quarter. Despite the extreme volatility experienced by investors extending from late December-2015 through mid February-2016, equities, excluding the Russell 2000 (-1.92%) and technology weighted Nasdaq-100 (-2.39%), delivered […]