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Time To Reduce Stock Exposure by James R. Wigen – Sr. Portfolio Manager

Over the past few months we have seen an enormous decline across the board in the markets, Stocks & Fixed Income, and most recently an enormous recovery in the markets, primarily with Stocks benefiting from the effects of the Coronavirus. There are... (more...)

Market Sell-Off Will Turn Into Buying Opportunity by James R. Wigen – Sr. Portfolio Manager

With current market conditions it hardly seems like a good idea to be putting money into the market, however, these uncertain times will most likely not last for several years.  Right now there are more questions unanswered than we have answers for,... (more...)

Investors SELL Stocks / BUY Bonds at Fastest Pace on Record in August – James R. Wigen – Sr. Portfolio Manager

Last month, the disparity between equity fund outflows and bond fund inflows was the largest on record, according to Trim Tabs, which tracks these data going back to 2006. According to Trim Tabs data, equity exchange-traded funds and mutual funds saw... (more...)

Time to REDUCE? 2019 Market Update by James R. Wigen – Sr. Portfolio Manager

Last week we heard the Federal Reserve Chairman say their next move on the Fed Funds Rate could be to LOWER vs an INCREASE which was expected for 2019.  In addition last week, we saw another Inverted Yield Curve, which has been successful in the past... (more...)

2019 Stock Market Prediction by James R. Wigen – Sr. Portfolio Manager

For 2019 we should see a huge recovery from December 2018 lows with certain stocks, however, we may not see that huge gain from the overall market. The Trade War with China is a huge part of what the market will do for 2019, and right now they... (more...)

Urban China’s Mainstream Class Continues to Thrive by James R. Wigen

Back in 2005 only 2% of Urban Chinese households were part of this emerging mainstream class, earning around $16,000-$35,000 per year.  In 2016, that percentage had exploded to 43%, and by 2025, experts expects it to be at 66% of Urban households.  Read More →

Markets on Pace for WORST December Since GREAT Depression by James R. Wigen

Ten WORST Dow Jones Industrial Average December Returns  Date                              Dow % Change 31-Dec-1931                       -17.01 As of 12-17-2018                -7.60 31-Dec-2002           ... (more...)

Markets RISE After Midterm Elections – As I Had Predicted by James R. Wigen

As I previously predicted in a recent post, the Stock Market Declined from Early October, heading into the Midterm Elections.  Then as I predicted, once the Midterm Elections were over, the Stock Market Increased the highest percentage since 1982 Midterm... (more...)

Look For Trade War Agreement Soon Between US & China by James R. Wigen

It is my opinion that we will hear the outline of a deal between the US & China, ending the Trade War in the next few weeks.  I think the US & China will agree to faze in Tariffs on trade over the course of many years into the future.  This... (more...)

54% Equity ETFs Posted LOSSES Over Past Year by James R. Wigen

Bloomberg news reported today that 54% of Equity ETFs posted losses over the past year!  A reminder that all investments can pose a risk or experience negative returns for investors.  Just because you are diversified in Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds,... (more...)

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