The PIR Blog

This market rally may be the riskiest one yet

May 6, 2020
The current valuation of the S&P 500 and other indexes can only be justified if two things happen before 2020: the Federal Reserve must lower the federal funds rate and US President Trump and Chinese...

The longest days of the year have been busy ones

May 6, 2020
Stocks are trading slightly lower today, under pressure from a couple of angles. Most notable are the Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s upcoming meeting at the Council of Foreign Relations (1pm ET) and the Trump-Xi meeting...

Why are investors taking on risk despite the red flags?

May 6, 2020
July has seen a return to form as investors take on more risk in light of a dovish fed and the trade truce. There has been a general exodus out of defensive sectors like consumer...

Everyone’s Talking About: The Fed

May 6, 2020
Today marks the last day before the Federal Reserve’s media blackout leading up to their July meeting. The meeting takes place on the 30th and 31st, and will determine the monetary policy for the third...

Quiet markets, loud politics

May 6, 2020
Wednesday was reasonably quiet in the markets as we continue to trudge through the largest earnings week of the year. 238 companies are reporting earnings today (Wednesday, July 24).  That said, both the Nasdaq and...

Stocks are rising on good news, but also on mediocre news…

May 6, 2020
Equity markets are thriving as good earnings reports send important companies higher. The S&P has risen +.64% so far, having finally gained the momentum to break further away from the $3,000 sticking point.

Chances are… you’ve already broken your New Years Resolution

May 6, 2020
January is the most motivated month of the year. Gyms are overflowing, people are saving more money, health bars, supplements, and skin care products are flying off the shelves. Then February hits!

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