Entries by David Littlejohn

In Search Of…

It seems we’re all in search of something right now. For most of us, it’s clarity in data. Will the markets pull back from here? Is there an all-clear to buy more? The frustrating reality is that the rules of this game are being re-written mid-game. Somewhere between a pandemic and the largest global stimulus […]

What a Mess

Pricing is basically guessing at this point. A stimulus package may completely alter economic modeling as we currently know it. From loan payment deferrals to utility bill deferrals, it’s all up in the air. And that means uncertainty… Markets hate uncertainty. And now we get to add politics to the mix, as Congress can’t seem […]

That Escalated Quickly

It’s 4am on the West Coast. Markets looked shakey as I went to sleep. And for whatever reason, sleep just wasn’t happening. So at 3am I checked the futures markets. They’re suspended… Well, since I’m not sleeping anyway, let’s take the time to dig into this thing a little more than a typical Monday (and […]

Slowing the Bleeding

Unless you’re hiding under a rock you know last week was a mess for the markets. Coronavirus grabbed headlines and panic set in for investors. At this point, markets are pricing for recession. Trying to make sense of what’s happening is essentially a guessing game. Whether it is or is not likely to happen, the […]

Is Coronavirus a Black Swan?

If there is such a thing as a self-fulfilling prophecy, the Coronavirus may be on its way to becoming the next ‘black swan’ of this market. We’ve been asking ourselves the question for some time: what is going to bring this bull market down? After all, since last October, valuations just kept climbing. Initially the […]

Circuit Breakers Tripped

Well, we’re in for it now. The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. And certainly congratulations are in order. But what does this mean for the markets? If the Super Bowl Indicator is to be believed, we’re in for a bear market. Of course, the accuracy of this indicator is highly questionable (having been […]