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Trumps’ war on drug (prices)

For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump called on Congress to do something about the escalating drug prices in America. The president is doggedly pursuing this campaign promise in the face of an army of special interest groups and big drug companies. Hurrah for you, Mr. President. read more…

Markets are China dependent

Profit-taking is a natural and expected part of the stock market. That’s why no one should be surprised that this week we are witnessing a period of consolidation. It is actually a good thing. read more…

The Fed finds religion

After two years of tightening monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank signaled this week that it was time to put their monetary tightening program on hold. The stock market soared in celebration. read more…

Conditions are ripe for further upside

 

The markets needed a break. Overbought, extended, and tired of buying, traders took a time out this week. It is a necessary part of the market equation. Two steps forward, one step back. Now that we have had six days of consolidation, expect more upside. read more…

Markets retrace December losses

It was a week where lackluster earnings battled with the Fed’s willingness to hold off on rate hikes for investors’ attention. The Fed won. Investors bought on the dips and helped to push the markets out of correction territory. read more…

Markets bounce 10 % since Christmas

The stock markets have gained almost one percent per day since the beginning of the year. If you had panicked and sold during the Christmas holidays, you are sitting in cash wondering when to get back in. Here is some advice. read more…

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About Bill

Bill Schmick was born in a blue-collar neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a few blocks north of “Rocky Balboa” territory where most of his Catholic schoolmates grew up to be either cops or criminals. He narrowly escaped both professions by volunteering to fight in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine... Read More

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