Domestic share prices took a dip on Friday as stock traders reacted to news that traditionally has been a harbinger of a looming economic recession: the inversion of part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve.
A medieval millennial may have once said, "Parting is such sweet sorrow", but we can always make sendoffs much more sweet than sorrow if we have a snazzy way to say goodbye.
Neutral, like Switzerland or Sweden? Starting this week, we are expanding the categories in our “Trend” column in an attempt to provide more detailed information about our views on market sector movements. While we have two big trends, Favorable or Unfavorable, there is another state that we sometimes find ourselves in. This is a Neutral state.
The first full week of March produced the worst five-day stretch this year for the major stock indices.
Sometimes words fall out of fashion for no good reason. Take the word yester, which once was used as a prefix before dozens of words to convey the meaning of "previous or preceding". Now only yesterday remains in common usage.
The story of a globally synchronized momentum for increased economic growth was popular in the financial media for most of 2018 — that is until stocks suffered through their worst December since the Great Depression. Then analysts could only see negative trends in every international economic indicator.