Our Game Plan

Our Game Plan

April 6th, 2020 – I started to travel by air when I was a child and absolutely loved it. In addition to some epic family adventures, my family would take me to the airport, walk me to the gate and send me off by myself to visit my grandparents in Arizona. I...
Unemployment and the Market

Unemployment and the Market

April 3rd, 2020 – This morning’s economic report was far from rosey, with 6.6 Million initial jobless claims for the week. This was far ahead of the, roughly, 3 Million estimate and well over the 4 Million ‘whisper’ number. The initial print took equity futures...
CARES Act for Small Businesses

CARES Act for Small Businesses

March 30th, 2020 – Congress recently voted to approve and the President signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” or “CARES Act” for short. The headline grabbing piece of this particular legislation is the provision which will send checks,...
What Comes Next

What Comes Next

March 21st, 2020 – It was another horrible week in the markets, with the S&P 500 Index falling 15% since Monday and now marking a 32% decline from February 19. Under the surface, the carnage is even worse with companies like JP Morgan dropping 40% since...
A Different 20,000

A Different 20,000

March 18, 2020 – I called into a local radio program this morning, and I was asked for my comments on the markets. The subject matter was what you would expect. We spoke of the market crash, the Fed’s interest rate activity, the pending stimulus for individuals...
Learning From History

Learning From History

March 17, 2020 – When discussing the financial crisis, most cite 2008 and the S&P 500’s significant 38% decline. Ironically, most forgot, or have pushed from their memories, the first quarter of 2009 when the S&P declined another 25% until March 6th,...