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Here's A Gem In Apparel Retail

Market Recap for Friday, March 15, 2019 It was another solid day for the bulls to close out last week.  It was also quad-witching options expiration Friday, which typically results in much-heavier-than-usual volume.  Volume was certainly heavy on Friday.  Leadership was found in the aggressive ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday March 12th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday March 12th U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were unchanged in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of the February Consumer Price Index at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus was an increase of 0.2% versus ...

CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY SPDR FALLS BACK BELOW 200-DAY AVERAGE -- APPAREL RETAILERS ARE LEADING THE S&P 500 RETAIL SPDR LOWER

CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY SPDR IS BACK BELOW ITS 200-DAY AVERAGE... As of today, the Nasdaq Composite Index and the S&P 500 are trading back below their 200-day averages. That leaves only the Dow Industrials still above that long-term support line. A number of sector ETFs have either failed a test of ...

Financial Independence, Retire Early. How to set your life savings on FIRE

Wouldn’t it be nice to retire a lot earlier? For a growing number of us, Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) is the name of the game.  Retiring early is a very ambitious idea. Still, it’s particularly en vogue among millennials. The big idea: make money, save a ton of it, then retire a ...

Why Are My Goods Being Inspected?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in February 2019 Of all the questions asked of trade attorneys, this is likely the most frequent one.  The answer is both a study in current events, but also much more complex.  Let’s start at the obvious beginning point. Customs and Border Protec ...

Ask Yourself This Question, But Make Sure You Do It This Sunday

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  The bulk of my financial analysis, portfolio reviews, and trading decision making happens on Sundays.  Sure, I have daily trading routines that are tremendously important, and of course, I'm constantly watching the market during the week.  But the r ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday November 28th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday November 28th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 13 points in pre-opening trade. Investors are waiting for a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to be released at the Economy Club of New York at noon. Index fut ...

Maybe and Maybe Not – IOR Challenges

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in November 2018 One of the many frustrations facing international traders trying to import goods into the U.S. is whether or not they will be accepted as importer of record by Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”).   CBP established a program t ...

Why your post-holiday financial hangover will be worse this year

OTTAWA — The holiday season comes every year and so too the warnings of overspending, but the consequences of a financial hangover this year are growing compared with just a few years ago. As the Bank of Canada continues to raise its key interest rate target, the cost to borrow using variable-rat ...

VIX Hits November High; Apparel Retailers, Railroads Crushed

Market Recap for Tuesday, November 20, 2018 It was another ugly day for U.S. equities as the February price support on our major indices draws closer and closer.  Volatility shot higher as panicked, impulsive selling once again gripped Wall Street.  Energy (XLE, -3.28%), consumer discretionar ...