Investing


3Dollars: “Fire and Fury” Rekindles Volatility

President’s Remarks Bring Panic, Price Drops President Trump responded to reports of North Korea’s nuclear missile threats with strong language. As the world anticipates kinetic conflict, market volatility spiked. $1 U.S. markets are down sharply as the world digests the conflict between America and North Korea. President Trump promised “fire […]

Volatility increase

Gameplan Setting Goals

3Notes: Your Investing Gameplan

A gameplan is essential to any successful endeavor. It keeps you within the bounds of your goals and rules, providing your future self guidance in decision-making. In Investing 201 Pt 2: Invesment Strategies, we looked at the foundations of our gameplan by exploring tools in our toolbox.


3Dollars: Health Care, Earnings, and Taxes

Health Care Repeal Dominates News; Earnings Continue; Tax Reform Nigh? $1 The health care industry continues to coalesce against GOP proposals for repeal and/or replacement of the ACA. CBO scores place newly uninsured forecasts between 22-33 million Americans across the various proposals. Two votes occurred Tuesday and one so far […]

Health Care, FB Earnings, Tax Reform

Earnings Season

3Dollars: Earnings Season Review – Financials Star

Earnings Season Presents Positive Results, Strong Profits for Financials This earnings season began with all eyes on the major banks, which expected gains from rate hikes. Financials avoided disappointment as other factors enter the market. Volatility is sinking in throughout world markets, a possible sign of complacency. Oil has rebounded […]


3Dollars: End of the Hiatus, Stress Tests Complete

Markets are reacting to a plethora of news, chiefly the Fed’s stress tests. Bank stocks soared on the banking sector’s unanimous passing of the stress tests. World news also affecting markets…

Bank Stress Test Pass

3Notes: Market Corrections 2

As I briefly alluded to here, market corrections happen… and are a regular part of life.  We saw last week that markets are subject to movements as a result of non-fundamental information, like allegations that President Trump leaked unreleasable information to the Russians. With the added allegation that he fired […]


3Notes: Hurdles to Homeownership

An interesting discussion broke out during the first meeting of Reid Temple AME’s Millennial Faith and Finance series 2017: home ownership. Many in the crowd were skeptical about the facilitator Rev. Loxley O’Connor’s insistence on owning a home as prudent. Understandably, millennials are hesitant to repeat the mistakes of their […]