All quiet.

July 3, 2018 Markets are relatively quiet ahead of the 4 July holiday. In the stock market, trading volumes were down some 17% and Nasdaq volumes were down 22%.

Twist and turn.

July 2, 2018 What an end to the day and what an end to the quarter. A stronger dollar continues to buffet emerging markets. Higher U.S. interest rates and the possibility of a tariff war have taken their toll.

Just white noise.

June 29, 2018 That’s all one can assume that is going on. Suddenly trade fears have evaporated or are evaporating slowly, and markets are reacting accordingly by putting risk back on the books.

FAANGS Fanged!

June 28, 2018 On a day when the equity market should have been leading a merry dance up celebrating the sheer luck of oil stocks, the market weakened. Technology was the culprit.

One step back.

June 27, 2018 The markets opened with a soft tone.  However, all that pessimism was quickly dismissed after Trump took a step back on his tariff policy.

Trump Trump’s Himself!

June 19, 2018 Friday was a quiet day and if Trump had not put himself in the news for all the wrong reasons the markets would barely have twitched.


June 15, 2018 Today, the ECB picked up its bucket and spade and drew a line in the sand and no one dared to cross.


June 14, 2018 Changes are coming and one of the hardest things to do is accept the changes that a new paradigm brings.

Trump Trumps Trump

June 13, 2018 Trump had a big win over Vietnam today with the Vietnamese Prime Minister pledging to purchase more goods from the U.S. to reduce the trade imbalance between the two countries.