Going Up?

Many people assume that “stocks” have been a great investment over the last year. Few realize that the gains have primarily been confined to the U.S. large-cap space. Smaller company stocks represented by the Russell 2000 have gone absolutely nowhere over...

Chart Storm

In the first few weeks of January, the Nasdaq fell 10% below its 52-week high. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 slipped about 4% from its record peak. The reason for the volatile start to the New Year? Fear of the Federal Reserve raising overnight lending rates rapidly to...

Defining Insanity

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results” — Narcotics Anonymous The Federal Reserve digitally printed roughly $3.5 trillion dollars between 2008 and 2014. In that brief period, the Fed created three centuries’...