Author: Wade Balliet

Investment Insights: Between a rock and a hard place

Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

Markets seem to be reassessing near-term risks as oil slumps and the U.S. dollar continues a precipitous decline that started just over a week ago.

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Investment Insights: Yellen’s magic trick

Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

The effects of higher rates are far-reaching, but our foremost concerns revolve around an even higher U.S. dollar, corporate earnings, and debt yields.

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Investment Insights: Animal spirits flying too high?

Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

The animal spirits that lifted the market to each new high may have hit their limits, as the S&P 500 Index has failed to advance the past few trading sessions and consumer confidence may be starting to lose momentum.

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Investment Insights: Into the gauntlet

Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

Potential policy is also causing notable changes internationally. For the first time, China has overtaken the U.S. and France to become Germany’s largest trading partner.

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