Category Archives: Trump

Midterm Election Splits Congress

Tuesday’s midterm election resulted in a split Congress after Democrats took the House and Republicans held the Senate. The repercussions of the election were widespread, immediately affecting domestic markets and suggesting a future shift in legislative decisions, most notably in … Continue reading

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Corporate Tax Cuts? Get Ready to Wait

One of the predominant market drivers throughout 2017 has been the prospect of significant corporate tax cuts. The proposed rate reduction to 20% is a big deal for U.S companies across the board, especially smaller companies such as those in … Continue reading

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Indexes at All-Time Highs – Fear at All-Time Lows

The markets broke their previous highs on Friday and continue to juggernaut through the beginning of the final quarter of 2017.  Auto sales have risen at the fastest pace of the year. Expected corporate tax cuts from the Trump presidency … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican Bonds – “You can say goodbye to that”

In May, Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy, the greatest US municipality bankruptcy in history. Bond prices plummeted and a deal to repay about a quarter of face value over the next ten years was struck. Recently, category four Hurricane Maria … Continue reading

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Oil Outlook – Iran and Nate

Crude oil has fallen slightly this week, with WTI closing at $49.44 and Brent at $55.72. Prices fell on Thursday due to increased exports from the US. On Friday, fear of refineries closing from Tropical Storm Nate depressed oil prices. … Continue reading

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