Markets


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 […]

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Health Care, FB Earnings, Tax Reform

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 […]


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 […]

Earnings Season

Markets strong second half

3Dollars: Markets Strong to Start July

Markets performed strongly on the first day of the second half of the year. Investors took opportunities to buy ahead of the Independence Day holiday. Car makers, energy, and financials helped lead the way.


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

London Police

3Dollars: Markets Calm Among Bevy of News

Today markets lost early gains as news continued to emerge about London’s third terror attack of 2017. Blow back from Pres. Trump’s tweet about his ‘travel ban’ also continue to roil Washington. We discuss all of this and world news.


3Dollars: Death to Paris Accord, Life to Markets

President Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Climate Accord; Markets Up Today, despite a torn inner circle, President Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris agreement. World leaders quickly condemned Trump’s action, with Emmanuel Macron calling the agreement “irreversible”.  Markets took the news surprisingly well with other […]

Trump Paris Withdrawal Climate

May 30 Market Retreat Financials Energy

3Dollars: May 30, 2017

Markets Retreat on Financial, Energy Sectors’ Weakness $1 US markets declined today, led by financial sector woes.  Goldman Sachs ($GS) and JP Morgan ($JPM) both gave up more than 1.5% today amid uncertainty over tax reform and financial deregulation. Previous legal losses suffered by the administration on executive orders damps […]


3Dollars: Fed Minutes and the AHCA

May 24 was big day in the news. Continued fallout from the UK terror attack, the release of the Fed minutes from their May 3 meeting, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scores for the AHCA were released. Here are my major takeaways. $1 The Fed’s minutes overall confirmed suspicions that […]


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 […]