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Gift Exchange – Dow Roars to Largest Daily Gain in History

Market Commentary - December 27, 2018 “Happy Birthday.” That was the text that I sent to our former CEO yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Our recently retired and level-headed partner responded, “Thanks. A thousand-point rally would be a nice present.” I responded, “I’ll get to work on that.” Much later after the ...
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Loose Lips Sink Ships Market Update for December 5, 2018

It is World War II. There is a popular sentiment and preference for military servicemen to avoid chatter that might give away tactical war plans. Literally, such unguarded conversation could tip off the enemy and result in the sinking of ships. The etymology of this idiom, “Loose lips sink ships”, ...
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Rudderless Markets? Market Update for November 21, 2018

The S&P 500 sold off again on November 20th, bringing it into negative territory for the year. The markets feel rudderless. Deckhands who have been used to continuously increasing markets are wondering which way we are now sailing. Let’s look at the seascape that is generating increased volatility and negative ...
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Trade Tariff Talk Tantrums Market Update for June 18, 2018

TRADE TARIFF TALK TANTRUMS Here we are again. We are in trade tariff talk tantrums with Canada, Mexico, Europe and China. Some of these tariffs have been implemented and others appear imminent. This begs the question, what are these tariffs anyway? What should I do about them? And, how impactful ...
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Tariffs, Trade Wars, and the Stock Market Tumble Market Update for March 23, 2018

“Everybody talks about tariffs as the first thing. Tariffs are the last thing. Tariffs are part of the negotiation. The real trick is going to be increase American exports. Get rid of some of the tariff and non-tariff barriers to American exports.” – Wilbur Ross U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Nov ...
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Panic or Don’t Panic? Market Update for February 5, 2018

DJIA Down Big – Panic or Don’t Panic? Okay, there are multiple issues that I just don’t like about this statement, yet news outlets are flashing this headline. I can already hear them tonight on the TV. First, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is not the market. It’s an ...
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Santa Claus’s Turbulent Ride? Market Update for December 6, 2017

Santa Claus’s Turbulent Ride? As politicians jockey for a final tax package and a potential government shut-down looms, will the traditional December Santa Claus rally for stocks get entangled? FISCAL BRINKMANSHIP IS ON THE RISE You thought fiscal brinksmanship was all over? Guess again. It’s actually on the rise. Congress ...
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Debt, Taxes, and Turkeys – Be Thankful? Market Update for November 21, 2017

Debt, Taxes, and Turkeys – Be Thankful? If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it is probably a duck, unless it is a turkey. In this issue of Reed Between the Lines, we not only highlight some fun Thanksgiving and turkey ...
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Harvey Interrupts Life & Labor Day! Market Update for August 31, 2017

Harvey Interrupts Life & Labor Day! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. With a death count over 30 and estimated costs already exceeding Hurricane Katrina (the National Flood Insurance Program), it is important to unite and think of others as ...
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Scared of Heights and Cliffhangers? Market Update for August 14, 2017

Scared of Heights and Cliffhangers? Last week, my family and I hiked Mt. Sneffels, a Colorado 14er – a term used for a 14,000 foot mountain. A view from 14,150 feet may look beautiful, but it can be scary, particularly if the environment changes. It’s a little like the markets: ...
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Are You Biased? Why You Might Miss Opportunity Market Update for July 24, 2017

How Biased Are You? Bulls and Bears have wrestled over the impact of political uncertainty, but global economic expansion has dictated the winners so far this year. On a related note, are you wrestling with your own biases preventing you from seeing opportunities elsewhere? MARKET RECAP Global equity markets finished ...
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What You May Not Know About Populism & July 4th Market Update for July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July! Our founding fathers had great insight, but comically overlooked bringing a pen to the signing event. On a serious note, whose autograph is most prominent on the Declaration of Independence? Read to the end to find out. MARKET RECAP This week saw the return of volatility ...
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The Fed Balance Sheet Reduction, Bond Exposure and Irrational Investing Market Update for June 26, 2017

As we move from the spring into summer, many allergy sensitivities are behind us, but what about our interest rate sensitivity? The Fed decided to raise interest rates recently and after a week off from Reed Between the Lines, we revisit the recent decision along with a bigger Fed announcement. ...
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Trade Tariff Talk Tantrums Market Update for June 12, 2017

MARKET RECAP Headlines dominated the week. On Thursday the U.S. saw the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, who testified that President Trump urged him to drop an investigation into members of his White House staff. The investigation and the conversation around obstruction of justice will be on-going. Despite ...
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Trade Tariff Talk Tantrums Market Update for June 5, 2017

MARKET RECAP The U.S. equity market finished the week in positive territory as the S&P 500 rose 0.99% during the shortened week, closing at an all-time high. This despite a jobs report that came in under expectations on Friday. Initial reports say 138,000 jobs were created in the month of ...
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