Tag Archive: rising rates

Are Stocks Ready to Really Roll Over?

It was supposed to be a bright day for U.S. stock markets. Both China and Europe were higher in previous sessions and U.S. markets appeared early on ready to follow suit. The gains in U.S. equities evaporated quickly, however, and markets are now trading decidedly lower. Chinese markets have been a major topic of speculation and concern in recent months. The benchmark Shanghai Composite index has lost around a quarter of its value since the beginning of the year. Worries over slowing growth in China... Continue Reading

Keeping Powder Dry for Times like This

A recent article on CNBC.com was titled:  “Gold suffering second-worst quarter in 18 years, as all goes awry for the metal.” The article goes on to state that “Gold has slumped nearly 12 percent in the fourth quarter, suffering its second-worst quarter in 18 years as a host of catalysts pummel the yellow metal.” Sounds bullish to us… Let’s also not forget that as of right now, gold is still up for the year. Gold has not been able to get much going to the... Continue Reading