Investing

Inflation

Inflation readings began to increase earlier this year, hitting their highest levels in 30 years last month. Rising inflation hasn’t really had much of an impact on asset prices yet. It isn’t a well understood phenomenon so beware of any dire predictions surrounding inflation. Suffice it to say, inflation is currently trending higher and may …

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Sentiment

Understanding market sentiment is an important element in making investment decisions and to the ongoing management of an investment portfolio. There are many ways to evaluate market/investor sentiment, including the ratio of put options being traded to call options being traded, the volatility index for those options as measured by the VIX, and various investor …

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Stock Market Checkup

Stock Market Checkup The S&P 500 continues to move higher. It’s hard to argue against the slope of the line in the chart below. There’s plenty to be concerned about right now, but the stock market’s trend continues to point up. While last week was the market’s roughest week since earlier in 2021, we can’t …

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