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3Dollars: Summer Ends, Struggle Begins

Post-Labor Day Worries Stifle Markets $1 Escalating tension with North Korea put U.S. markets on alert. Russia’s Vladimir Putin forecasted “global catastrophe” if the U.S. continued provocations against the republic. The U.S. pushed the UN and China to come out against the country as it reportedly readies another missile test. […]

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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 […]


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 […]


3Dollars: May 15, 2017

The markets responded well to international news, led by oil. Here’s what we know… $1 Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend oil output limits through 2018, potentially propping up future oil prices. Oil stocks led the way to records today. $2 A major hack occurred last week on multiple […]


3Dollars: April 10, 2017

The U.S. markets were very quiet today, ending slightly up by the slimmest of margins. Even on a quiet day, here are my takeaways… $1 Whole Foods became an attractive target to Jana Partners LLC, an activist investing firm. This is alarming to the Whole Foods board, but an encouraging […]


3Dollars: April 5, 2017

What’s up family? We’re back. There are some important political goings on that may affect our strategic outlook. Let’s discuss… $1 The Fed’s minutes suggest a hawkish view from the Fed presidents. In lay, much conversation was held over concern that markets are overheated. If this is the case, we can […]


3Dollars: March 20, 2017

We’re back in business after my birthday week hiatus! Today was a huge news day, but small market day…here’s how we see things… $1 The Trump Administration is showing us the sort of headline risk that we can face in our investments. Negative headlines can take down the most sound […]