Market Commentary - December Taxmas is Coming and the Debt is Getting Fat Economic policymakers have been squeezing a lot in before heading home for the holidays. The Fed raised interest rates this week, as Janet Yellen gave her last press conference as Chair. Congressional Republicans were busy wrapping [...]
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Market Commentary - November Hurricanes Turn from Headwinds to Tailwinds It was an eventful week across financial markets, with a plethora of economic data, Fed speeches, and political developments keeping investors busy. On the whole, equity markets were largely unchanged from last week’s close (as of time of writing), [...]
Market Commentary - October Wall Street's Cheerful Mood Continues Equity markets continued their winning streak this week, while volatility remains low. Perhaps not surprisingly, businesses and consumers are cheerful too. The latest regional Fed manufacturing surveys – the Empire and the Philly Fed indices – both showed a better-than-expected [...]
John W. Perry President, Rocker Industries 06/12/17 Favorite Quote: "Treat your customers as you would your friend and you will have a customer for life!" - Patrick Sullivan What are your core values? "Continuously improve; Deliver on my promises-results; Empower individuals." [...]
Market Commentary - May Economy Showing Signs of Spring Thaw From Washington to Wall street, there was no shortage of news for investors to digest this week. Data largely supported the view that the U.S. economy is bouncing back from its winter weakness. Markets have one eye turned on [...]
Defining goals is critical to creating an appropriate investment program. A goal in itself is a powerful thing; it gives us direction and allows us to focus our energy into something we have specifically chosen to accomplish. So how do you set a good financial goal? Like many other seasoned goal-setters, we [...]