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Jan 03, 2022
Prometheus Unbound
Market Commentary

Prometheus Unbound

“Time in its aging course teaches all things.”- Aeschylus, Prometheus Unbound   There is a narrative that, while not held universally, is being offered with increasing frequency by the mavens of economic and financial market wisdom. The Federal Reserve, widely castigated only several months ago for having allowed the inflation genie to escape, is viewed by some as about to embark upon a serious policy error. In their view, the...

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Dec 14, 2021
Mirage Barrage
Market Commentary

Mirage Barrage

"I see you standing in the alleys and the hallways. Wait a second, you’re gone now. I run to touch you but you vanish through the doorway." -lyrics from 'Mirage', Tommy James & the Shondells   “The economy is very strong and inflationary pressures are high, and it is therefore appropriate in my view, to consider wrapping up the taper of our asset purchases…” so quoth US Federal Reserve Chairman...

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Nov 15, 2021
Here & Now Is Better Than Ever!
Market Commentary

Here & Now Is Better Than Ever!

  Mark H. Tekamp November 15, 2021

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Nov 01, 2021
Goldilocks & The Two Stairs
Market Commentary

Goldilocks & The Two Stairs

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run…as we wind on down the road …And if you listen very hard the tune will come to you at last Lyrics, “Stairway to Heaven”; Led Zeppelin   An observer of the financial markets, echoing what might be described as consensus thinking, opined “with economic growth weakening and inflation increasing, the risk of a reversal is increasing.”...

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Oct 02, 2021
Seven & Oh?
Market Commentary

Seven & Oh?

“The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light.” - William Shakespeare   “Rate Surge Sends Stocks Tumbling. Worst Day Since March” read one headline on September 29th. The Wall Street Journal , seeking to contribute towards investors understanding of the stock market’s sour mood, offered by way of explanation “…concerns that higher inflation…will stick around longer than expected…as well as data that...

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Sep 01, 2021
Teeter Tottering
Market Commentary

Teeter Tottering

“I look like I’m stable, like nothing can move me, I look like I’m steady, like nothing will shake me. I’m unable to balance, my emotions and all, As I sit alone on this teeter totter” - Vishal Duti “Teeter Totter”   Our fellow citizens celebrated August’s 2.98% rise in the S&P 500, the seventh consecutive month of positive returns, by expressing their wish to go short the US economy....

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Jul 31, 2021
Bull Market Blues
Market Commentary

Bull Market Blues

“Well, first you got to want to get off, bad enough to want to get on in the first place And you better trust in your lady luck, Pray to God that she don’t give up on you right now” - lyrics, Johnny Cash “Bull Rider”   One of the more interesting phenomenon currently existent in the financial markets is the disconnect that exists between the reality of most investor’s...

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Jul 06, 2021
Dousing Housing?
Market Commentary

Dousing Housing?

“There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” – Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz   “Manic Housing Market Needs a Calming Dose of Deregulation”. So headlined Bloomberg on June 1st. “An inflation storm is coming for the U.S. housing market.” Thus warned Marketwatch on June 26th. By now, most of us are aware that residential home prices are, and have been, heading higher,...

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