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Mike Frazier

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2020 Hangover

It was a down week within an up month for the Market in a simply unprecedented environment. It's a new year, with the same challenges. January has been like a 2020 hangover. You're ready to…
January 15, 2021
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TGI-2021: Priorities & Perspectives

This eventful, unprecedented, horrific, contentious, resilient and record-breaking year of 2020 is coming to an end. The number of topics for discussion in summary are vast. I've done my best to chronicle the year over…
December 31, 2020
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A Moment of Reckoning

This was another record week. Unfortunately, not all records are worth celebrating. Stocks hit new record highs. This resilient Bull Market keeps forging higher, regardless of what gets in its way. Virus cases are also…
December 18, 2020
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Avocado Indicator

Inflation has been non-existent for a while now; At least measured by the government. The Labor Department just reported that consumer prices rose 0.2% last month. That’s a 1.2% increase from last year. When you…
December 11, 2020
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Economy Stalls, Market Roars

The Market keeps rallying while the Economy is stalling as the virus is spiking. There continues to be a major disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street. The Market keeps looking past the problems, to…
December 4, 2020
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Now & Later

There's a new crack in the path ahead as the Treasury Department surprisingly said it plans to remove certain Fed emergency programs, including asset purchases. The Fed had asked for an extension. It raises the…
November 20, 2020
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What’s Next?

The post-election rally sure has been something. The worst pre-election week has been followed by the best post-election week on record. The S&P 500 is up 7% so far in November. This was the best…
November 6, 2020
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Next Stop, November

The Market was in rally mode to start, but quickly switched to corrective mode to finish out October. Friday closed out its worst week in months. It was the worst month since March. The S&P…
October 30, 2020
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AI and the Farm

Artificial Intelligence is so often referred to as the future. It's already become the present. We experience it in our daily lives, perhaps without even knowing it. Artificial Intelligence, otherwise known as AI, is machine…
October 23, 2020
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Black Friday in October

The American Consumer continues to buy, despite the viral outbreak which has pressured the Economy for months. That is so important, as consumer spending accounts for 70% of economic activity. Consumer spending relies a whole…
October 16, 2020
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The Market Speaks for Itself

I’m always reluctant to cover Politics and the Market. It is such an emotional subject. With today’s divided America, it’s become a 3rd rail topic. I find myself covering politics more than ever in 2020.…
October 9, 2020