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Mike Frazier

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A Guy Named Steve

We lost someone special. His name is Steve. He passed just two weeks before his 80th birthday. Steve Noroian made an impact on pretty much all he encountered. He joined our firm five years ago.…
August 30, 2019
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Monday – August 26, 2019

Market opens sharply higher after a wild overnight session which gapped down lower initially, following Friday's sharp selloff. Something important to point out was the significant increase in volume on Friday. The selloff came on 2.5X normal…
August 26, 2019
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Fast & Furious

I literally wrote two pieces earlier today, only to ditch the first, then the second, because the Market moving events kept building hour by hour. I decided just to wait until the Market closed for the…
August 23, 2019
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The Politics of China

We pay very close attention to politics, as they have significant influence on the Market. Our job is to interpret developments and anticipate impacts. It can be a tough task, considering how emotional and divided our nation…
August 16, 2019
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Monday – August 12, 2019

Market opens with a downward bias again, as the situation in Hong Kong gets worse. The level and scope of protests have expanded. So has the violence. The Hong Kong airport, one of the busiest in the world,…
August 12, 2019
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Interest and Negative Interest

This was an incredibly volatile week. The Stock Market was like a rollercoaster, with deep dives and massive surges which whipsawed investors around, but it ended the week at roughly the same place it ended last…
August 9, 2019
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Expansions, Indicators and Assets

This is officially the longest economic expansion on record in the US. Gross Domestic Product has now increased for 121 consecutive months, outdistancing the growth in the 1990s. The economy expanded at a 2.1% annual…
July 26, 2019