ON THE STREET MONTHLY – FALL HIKING AND THE MARKET CYCLE

There are plenty of ways to hike in the fall: whether you’re watching football or going on a trail with friends and family. However, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes as they continue to raise rates throughout 2022. Since the Federal Reserve has begun its hiking cycle, there has been much speculation […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – THE STOCK MARKET’S SILVER LINING

“The four most dangerous words in investing are ‘this time it’s different.’” Sir John Templeton is known for coining this famous phrase, and over the last few months, the stock market has been moving in a more positive direction. The S&P 500 gained 9.1% in July; history tells us this could be just the beginning. […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – SEEING DOUBLE

The Federal Reserve has been aggressively raising interest rates to curb inflation, which continues to grow. In July, the Fed raised interest rates by another 75 basis points after doing the same thing in June. This demonstrates their commitment to reigning inflation in and ensuring it does not get out of control. The rising interest […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – MARKET MADNESS

It’s been a tough first half of the year for investors. The stock market has endured its worst performance since the early 1970s due to a perfect storm of factors, including historically high inflation, global macroeconomic challenges, and organic corrections following the trillions in pandemic stimulus money printed. The silver lining is that this market […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – ENERGY: THE GOOD, BAD, AND THE UGLY

Despite the instability of the American economy in recent years, the price of electricity has remained relatively stable. In contrast, the price of gasoline has recently skyrocketed due to a decrease in supply and other global factors, including the war in Europe. There are several reasons for this discrepancy. First, electricity is produced primarily from […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – VOLATILITY AND THE IMPACT ON YOUR PORTFOLIO

Over the last quarter, the VIX volatility index rose sharply due to all the uncertainty in the market. This month we want to discuss volatility’s role in the markets and what you need to know to understand how volatility impacts prices. We use volatility to measure the amount of risk in the capital markets. It […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – OFF TO THE RACES: Q1 EARNINGS SEASON BEGINS

This week marks an important moment for the stock market as companies begin to report their Q1 earnings. With America beginning to open following pandemic restrictions, there is a lot of optimism surrounding this quarter. However, rising interest rates may put a damper on this enthusiasm. The market is still holding its breath as the […]

On The Street Monthly – Global Conflicts and Market Impacts

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine plunged the global markets into a frenzy, we must discuss how international conflicts impact the U.S. stock market. On the surface, it would appear that global conflict would harm stock prices. After all, who wants to invest in a company whose another country might target products or services in […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – STAY THE COURSE, EVEN WHEN THE COURSE CORRECTS

Market corrections draw attention from everyone; speculators, investors, retail traders, and anyone else you can think of probably has an opinion on when the next market downturn will be and its overall economic impact. While we diligently watch the global markets, we want to highlight some statistics that are not as exciting as predicting the […]

ON THE STREET MONTHLY – IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP OF THE S&P 500

For the first time in history, the S&P 500 is dominated by the top six stocks. Roughly 25% of the index’s market capitalization is comprised of Facebook (now Meta), Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, and Google (Alphabet). Their domination of the index is bigger than any other bubble or period, including the Dot Com bubble. What’s […]