Misplaced Priorities 03-27-17

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 15.5%
Average Holding Period: 320 days

It has been a while since potential Washington drama has negatively impacted markets and optimism has run high since the November election. However, this week’s health-care bill gridlock served as an injection of reality: even with a Republican majority in both houses of the legislative branch, pushing the Trump agenda through Congress will not necessarily be a cakewalk for the new president. Read more about Misplaced Priorities 03-27-17

Surprise and Relief 03-17-17

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 15.5%
Average Holding Period: 320 days

At the March Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting this week, the Fed raised the benchmark federal funds rate to a target range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent—the third rate hike since December 2015 and the second time in three FOMC meetings. Of course, before that, the Fed hadn’t raised rates since 2006. Read more about Surprise and Relief 03-17-17

End of a Streak 03-10-17

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 15.5%
Average Holding Period: 320 days

Since reaching a peak last Thursday after President Trump’s first Congressional address, the S&P 500 has largely trod water—closing yesterday roughly 1 percent from its March 1 record closing high as market participants are finding it difficult to find new catalysts to push the market higher. This week marked the end of a six-week winning streak for the blue chip index. Read more about End of a Streak 03-10-17

Returning Appetite for Fine Arts 03-03-17

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 15.5%
Average Holding Period: 320 days
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Taking to the Air 02-24-17

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 15.5%
Average Holding Period: 320 days
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Lower Taxes and Hoped for Infrastructure 02-17-17

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 20.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.0%
Average Holding Period: 306 days Read more about Lower Taxes and Hoped for Infrastructure 02-17-17

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