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Where’s The Money?

I visited the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco this week. It is the 12th District of the Fed, with oversight of the nine western states, including Hawaii, plus the Pacific territories. Of the 12…
July 12, 2019
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Summer Sizzle

I threw some Beyond Meat patties on the BBQ yesterday to see what all the hype was about. It looked like meat and sizzled like meat, many politely ate it, but a few discerning guests…
July 5, 2019
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Eyes on the Fed

This week on Wall Street was all about the Fed. We wish it wasn't this way frankly, but this is the direction markets have taken since the financial crisis: an ever more reliant relationship between…
June 21, 2019
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How People Pay

People pay in many ways these days. It's less and less coming in the form of Dollars and cents. The movement was kickstarted in the 1950s with the creation of the credit card. In 1950…
June 14, 2019
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D-Day, Today and Tomorrow

This week marked the 75th anniversary of the Allies storming the beaches of Normandy. That day literally changed the course of World War II. The historic day changed our future. It's known as D-Day. The…
June 7, 2019
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Market Turbulence

The S&P closed out its worst month on the year and the worst May since 2010. For the DOW watchers, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its 6th weekly loss, something that has not been…
May 31, 2019
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Perhaps lost in the headlines this week, which were crowded with Trade Tensions, Partisan Politics and Brexit, was the debut of something named "Digit." The Ford Motor Company believes it found a way to resolve…
May 24, 2019
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Trade Tensions & Tweets

The Trade War was the undisputed theme on Wall Street and five days after the Sunday morning tweet, the threatened tariff hikes came to be. Despite being caught completely off-guard last weekend, China sent their…
May 10, 2019
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Beyond Normal

We titled our Spring Newsletter: The Check Engine Light is On. The S&P has had its best start of the year in decades. The Stock Market in 2019 is a mirror image to how it…
May 3, 2019