Bull and Bear Bulletin - May 2024

At the end of last year, markets as well as the Federal Reserve were signaling an end to rate hikes and were beginning to price in a series of cuts to the short-term policy rate.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - March 2024

Recently, there has been increased speculation about when the Fed might cut the short-term interest rate.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - February 2024

The stock market has enjoyed a significant rally since the December 13, 2023 Federal Open Market Committee meeting press conference, when it was declared that further rate hikes were not necessary and projections of three rate cuts in 2024 are expected via the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) dot plot.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - December 2023

Formulating a risk asset strategy going into the new year may need to take less counsel of noisy near term changing circumstances and instead focus on the larger moves in market and economic data which have already occurred.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - November 2023

The U.S. 10-year Treasury Note yield declined from a high of 5.02% on October 23rd to 4.45%.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - September 2023

Nearshoring is defined as the practice of transferring a business operation to a nearby country, especially in preference to a more distant one. 

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - August 2023

Before this bout of broad economic price instability, what was the widely held belief regarding inflation fighting?

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - May 2023

The main U.S. large-cap equity benchmark index is the S&P 500 Index.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - March 2023

Last May, we wrote to highlight the pending increases in electricity and natural gas utility prices that Americans would soon be facing.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - February 2023

The last two months have seen the S&P 500 trade in a range between 4,200 on the upper end and 3,800 on the lower end.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - December 2022

Inflation, the broad rise in the level of prices for a sustained period, has hampered consumers and producers for over a year.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - November 2022

At the time of this writing, NBC news is projecting a Republican House with 221 members in the caucus, while the Senate control remains unknown.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - September 2022

The S&P 500 has rallied sharply from the intraday low seen in mid-June through mid-August, where markets again met resistance.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - August 2022

The words fast and effective are words seldom used to describe the United States Congress.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - June 2022

As of mid-June, the S&P 500 was down over 20%. This is a widely held mark to record a bear market regime.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - May 2022

Most Americans know well the feeling of energy inflation every time they have filled up gasoline or diesel tanks at the pump this year.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - March 2022

Business cycles tend to have a pattern displaying distinct phases. 

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - February 2022

For the first time in years, the Federal Reserve (Fed) signaled its intent to withdraw stimulus from the economy and to begin a rate hike cycle.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - December 2021

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee projections that came out of the December meeting showed participants preparing to respond to the threat of higher price instability, which may have resulted from extraordinary fiscal measures during the COVID-19 crisis combined with supply side constraints appearing globally in key markets.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - November 2021

The United States Congress did something it rarely does, it accomplished something. A $1 trillion infrastructure bill was passed by both houses of Congress and goes to the President who has signaled he is more than willing to sign it.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - September 2021

Following the release of Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) data to the end of August, the jury still appears to be out regarding whether or not the observed inflationary impulse in the American economy is transitory or rather a condition which will remain elevated for some time.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - August 2021

Energy has been vital for the production of goods, particularly since the industrial revolution.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - June 2021

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee’s scheduled June meeting took place this week.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - May 2021

Depending on which political party’s representatives you listen to, or whatever "news" channel you frequent, individuals will hear distorted definitions of the current administration’s infrastructure proposal.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - March 2021

If you have never driven in Pittsburgh, PA, you are missing out on one of the most intense, bridge-driving experiences in the country.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - February 2021

The steep recession that occurred as a result of the Global Financial Crisis saw the economy shed 5.1M nonfarm payroll jobs.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - December 2020

Last month’s Tax Tidbits publication included a piece on dueling tax codes between President Trump and now President-Elect Biden.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - November 2020

In an anxiety inducing year, where we’ve pushed and pulled waiting to see what comes next, we still have so many unknowns and contentious points from political postulating to COVID-19 to the markets.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - September 2020

A fair amount of talk exists about expectations for future inflation in the wake of large-scale monetary and fiscal policy efforts due to the COVID-19 recession.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - August 2020

Actions by the Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy under the unprecedented contraction in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have lowered interest rates.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - June 2020

When assessing an economy that has experienced tectonic shifts, it is vital to hold fast to traditional gauges and data, as well as look at context for new directions and signs of life.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a shutdown of the economy, which by the numbers will almost certainly produce an economic recession.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - March 2020

The clarifying word regarding the intermediate outlook is perhaps best described as “uncertain”, given recent events and market movements.

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Bull and Bear Bulletin - February 2020

For many beneficiaries of IRAs from individuals who die after January 1st, 2020, the government has harmed you.

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