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2017 Predictions

Posted by: Michael Williams on Wednesday, December 28, 2016
To say that 2016 was a boring and predictive year is an understatement, probably the two biggest items impacting the economic fronts were the cantankerous election ending in a Trump win and the BREXIT sending ripples through Europe. But what should ...

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Election and the Markets

Posted by: Michael Williams on Friday, November 4, 2016
I appreciate the very "strong" feelings people have for the candidates and I am going to attempt to be as objective as I can when reviewing the candidates and how it may impact the economy and markets from my very humble opinion. There are certainly ...

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Get Ready!

Posted by: Michael Williams on Friday, September 30, 2016
I apologize that I have not written sooner. The last 8-9 months have been long and have required my full attention; from setting up new offices, new jurisdictions, new businesses, accounting, systems, new language, traveling, and of course legal. ...

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Minsky's Moment

Posted by: Michael Williams on Tuesday, August 9, 2016
The Economist in their last issue ran an excellent article about the “Minsky’s Moment”, the last time his name and theory were evoked by the Economist was in 2009 after the financial crisis. I can’t help wonder if the ...

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VIX

Posted by: Michael Williams on Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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The Dow Jones and S&P 500 indices broke their resistance levels over a week ago and continue to rocket higher. There hasn’t been any news or economic data to support such a move, actually the last 3-6 months have seen rather stagnant data. ...

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Surprise Labor Report?

Posted by: Michael Williams on Friday, July 8, 2016
The market has seen significant volatility since the BREXIT and the circus in the US, which we certainly can’t proudly call a democratic election, is laying a rather bleak blanket of uncertainty over the US economic future. The bounce off the ...

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ASSumptions

Posted by: Michael Williams on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Courtesy of wikipediaOscar Wilde said, “When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.” Which is probably one of the most astute observations of the human condition and I might add put in an eloquent, yet poignant way.The run-up and ...

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BREXIT - YEAH!

Posted by: Michael Williams on Friday, June 24, 2016
If you live in the states and are not in the financial markets or pay little attention to international news and politics, you are probably hearing for the first time this morning about BREXIT. No, it is not some new German healthy cereal, it is ...

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