View From the Hill: Positive Economic Data and Gains Misleading As Volume Says Otherwise

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Market Commentary: August-3-2016 Some positive economic data releases gave bears a chance to pause. Starting with Germany, which is the EU’s locomotive engine for growth, it reported robust PMI readings @ 55.3 for Composite levels and 54.4 for Services. Signs of expansion and ongoing strength were also apparent in the EU region overall based upon […]

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 […]