October 31, 2019
In July, Mad Magazine announced it would cease publication after 67 years. While the magazine might be ending, the image of its iconic mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, will live on for years to come. In many ways, the character with his gap-tooth, carefree smile as the world around him is collapsing epitomizes current market reactions to recent negative headlines.
September 30, 2019
Economically speaking, Western civilization might be engaged in the most elusive search since the fabled quest by King Arthur’s knights to find the Holy Grail. Today’s investors face a no less formidable or elusive quest. Investors are desperate to seek out quality sources of income at a time when central banks are intent on undermining them.
August 30, 2019
The phrase “batten down the hatches” has nautical roots. The captain had complete control of the timing of readying the ship for the storm. Captain Donald Trump would like the same discretion over the timing and actions of the Fed, although he is unlikely to get it.