Risk is always with us

Risk is always with us

 Listen to “In My Opinion”  “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” How often that phrase has been quoted since Ben Franklin penned it in a letter to his friend, the French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy, in the midst of the French Revolution. With...

Quantified Funds 5/28/19

U.S. equity markets posted losses in all three indexes last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.69%, the S&P 500 lost 1.17%, and the NASDAQ Composite lost 2.29%. Eight of the 11 sectors were down last week; Energy, down 3.42% for the week, posted the...

Tariffs, trade, and gold

Gold prices closed up for the week at $1,283 per ounce. U.S. stocks fell sharply, with the largest losses occurring in the Technology and Energy sectors. The majority of this movement was the result of the market digesting a potentially long trade war with China,...