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Fireside Charts 2.15.19

On this day in 1985, the S&P 500 closed at $181.60 and the price of a movie ticket cost only $2.75. A movie ticket today costs about $14.19! Speaking of inflation... follow oil prices and you can...

Fireside Charts 2.13.19

As the March 2 deadline for the U.S.-China trade deal approaches and U.S. debt hit a new high of $22 trillion, the latest earnings growth expectations for 2019 do not look encouraging. A chart on...

Fireside Charts 2.11.19

In today's Fireside Charts, the Oxford Economics Global Risk Survey results show that the US-China trade war is among investors’ top concerns in global economics. How will a hard landing for China...

Fireside Charts 2.8.19

Which emotion is driving the market right now? At the end of 2018, we saw extreme fear, but now investors are moving towards greed. With the U.S. oil trade deficit nearly behind us, we are poised...

Fireside Charts 2.6.19

Tariff talks resume in Washington this week between the U.S. and China following the State of the Union and a few strong (and surprising!) earnings reports. With global orders declining, the...

The Probability of Another 20%+ Drawdown is Higher Than You Might Expect

At BCM, we believe mitigating large drawdowns can be a crucial component of long-term investment success for investors. As such, we offer investment strategies that seek to provide growth with...

Fireside Charts 2.4.19

The Patriots prevailed last night, so we begin our Monday chart blog with more good news! The ISM Manufacturing PMI report exceeded forecasts and showed U.S. manufacturing increased in January. A...

Fireside Charts 2.1.19

Let this sink in: after the worst December in almost a century, it was the best January for U.S. stocks in 30 years. Are the markets going too far, too fast? The U.S. added jobs last month despite...