Money & Investing

July 17, 2017

What’s Driving The Rally In Stocks? (Audio)

On the Trey Ware Show this morning, Karl discussed the stock market and why it’s at all-time highs.

July 10, 2017

The Free Market Will Ultimately Decide The Fate Of Oil Prices (Audio)

On the Trey Ware Show this morning, Karl discussed OPEC and how they are trying to manipulate oil prices.  

July 5, 2017

Has Volatility Bottomed?

It’s no secret volatility has been low for a long time.  While volatility is a normal part of investing, it makes many investors extremely nervous.  When investors become nervous, they sell. Today’s chart shows volatility from 1990-present.  You’ll notice it seems to go in cycles. If the cycles continue, the next move could be up […]

June 29, 2017

Tech Wreck On Wall Street

Technology has been one of the dominant forces during this market run the last several months.  Led by the “FANG” (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google (now Alphabet) stocks, technology has looked bulletproof in 2017.  Until now.  There was a crack in tech stocks in early June from which they never recovered.

June 26, 2017

Should You Prepare for a 50% Crash? (Audio)

On the Trey Ware Show this morning, Karl discussed some recent comments from a market prognosticator that predicted a 50% market crash.  Is this really a possibility?  

June 20, 2017

The Fed’s Slowly Catching Up

The Fed recently raised short-term interest rates, but only for the 4th time in 11 years.  The new Fed Funds rate is 1%-1.25%.  But, where should interest rates be at this point in the cycle?

June 19, 2017

The Implications Of Amazon Buying Whole Foods (Audio)

On the Trey Ware Show this morning, Karl discussed what the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods means for the grocery/retail market.

June 1, 2017

An Underperformer Ready To Run?

In 2017, small caps have been a big laggard relative to large caps and international stocks. In fact, the Russell 2000 is up approximately 2.5% which is much less than large caps.

May 30, 2017

BITCOIN MANIA (TREY WARE INTERVIEW AUDIO)

On today’s interview with Trey Ware, Karl discussed politics and the effect on the stock market as well as the Bitcoin mania.

May 23, 2017

Bitcoin Bubble?

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is all the rage now. We’ve written and discussed Bitcoin for a few years. We’ve discussed the pros and cons of digital currencies and the volatility. But, never before, have I had the average Joe ask me about Bitcoin, until recently. These are people that don’t follow financial markets very closely. In the past few weeks, I’ve had a handful of people say “What’s Bitcoin?” This is a warning sign. A warning sign of a bubble.