1969 – Monday Morning Market Memo – October 8, 2018

Good morning, For all the music fans out there, we are not referring to the hit song Summer of ’69 recorded by Bryan Adams on his 1984 album Reckless. We are talking about the unemployment rate, which just fell to its lowest level since 1969! The U.S. Department of Labor reported the unemployment rate declined to 3.7% in September, which …

Full Plate – Monday Morning Market Memo – October 1, 2018

Good morning, There is plenty going on right now, and the market has a lot to digest. The Federal Reserve raised rates last week as expected, and they are likely to raise them again in December. Brent crude oil reached a four-year high on tightening supply, with a barrel of black gold now trading at over $82. The Trump administration …

HIKE – Monday Morning Market Memo – September 24, 2018

Good morning, Football season is underway, and “hike” of course is the backwards passing of the ball at the start of play from the line of scrimmage! Unfortunately, that is not the kind of hike we are referring to here. The hike we are talking about is an increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. Broadly speaking, the stock …