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Fireside Charts 11.28.18

2019 and 2020 earnings projections are much lower than this year, which gives us pause. A reminder on why diversification does not always help in periods of market failure. China has gone cold...

Fireside Charts 11.26.18

Looking forward to the next twelve months, fund managers expect global corporate margins to deteriorate. More Americans have been taking out equity as they refinance their homes, but these...

Fireside Charts 11.21.18

Today's blog post comes to you on the eve of Thanksgiving. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday! After another week of volatility, what do investors consider the biggest risk...

Fireside Charts 11.19.18

U.S. Q3 earnings were strong across the board relative to earnings forecasts.  However, it’s a worrisome time as junk bond yields spike out of their two year trading range. May was a dramatic...

Fireside Charts 11.16.18

Our nation's exports to China are declining and Asia's manufacturing outlook has weakened. Germany’s GDP is negative for the first time since 2015. High prices and increasing mortgage costs are...

Fireside Charts 11.14.18

Crude oil futures are tumbling and lower gasoline prices contributing to the drag on the CPI. Is the divergence of household net worth and U.S. GDP pointing to a bubble? The share buybacks of the...

Fireside Charts 11.12.18

To all of the men and women who served our country with incredible bravery and honor, we thank you on this Veteran's Day. This week’s blog post starts with a unique way to view the market with a...

Fireside Charts 11.9.18

The ISM is reporting a contraction in global PMI, however the major market indices remain above 50 with a few posting a slight uptick. Unemployment has dropped below the long-term natural rate of...

Fireside Charts 11.7.18

Ever wonder how other countries use international currencies? Thankfully for our sake the dollar is a strong force. Banks are seriously making money and another chart shows the S&P 500 share...

Fireside Charts 11.5.18

October is behind us and we look forward to the new month with a historical view of the S&P Composite in November and returns surrounding past midterm election seasons. Next, a chart on Corporate...