Quick Hits for the Week of 10/23/22

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The Death of the 60/40 Portfolio Is Greatly Exaggerated I’ve seen so many articles, and listened to so many podcasts this week about the death of the 60/40 portfolio (60% Equities / 40% Bonds). Now I’m not saying it’s right for everyone, however just taking a look at the past 12 months is not how … Read more

Quick Hits: for the Week of 10/9/22

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Weekly Market Report We started this month and quarter with a bang up over 5% Monday and Tuesday, then gave most of it back by the end of the week, ending +0.27%. Jobless Claims hit a 5 month low of 219,000. While this is good for those seeking jobs, it goes counter to the Fed’s … Read more

Quick Hits for the Week of 9/25/22

Weekly Market Report The Fed told us what we expected to hear (+75 Bps) and SPY declined -4.21%. The Fear index as represented by VIX was up about 8.88% to levels not seen since June of this year. On Friday we briefly exceeded 32. The 2 year rate is now trading over 4% while the … Read more

Quick Hits for the Week of 9/18/22

Courage isn’t a matter of not being frightened. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway. Doctor Who (3rd Doctor) Weekly Market Report After the not so great CPI numbers (inflation) were reported this week, SPY declined -4.27%, closing with a bearish engulfing weekly candle, but is still trading above the weekly … Read more

Quick Hits for the Week of 9/4/22

Weekly Market Report With SPY down -2.47% in the past week, below is a weekly view of SPY going back to 2017. We are still above the 200 day EMA (red line, 367) which is around the mid-June lows. GLD Seems to have bounced off the lows going back to June of 2020, and the … Read more

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