Tag Archives: Russia

July 05

The Wild Card – Oil!

By David Nelson, CFA CMT The first half of 2022 left little to cheer about. The bear market at its lows wiped out $10 Trillion in U.S. market cap. The temporary cease fire that drove stocks +4% off the lows didn’t hold as markets gave back about half those gains last week. Year to date, […]

March 21

Down 90%!

By David Nelson, CFA CMT I don’t think there was a single data point on its own that sparked last week’s rally. Just enough stars aligned forcing a rush back into risk assets. In just 4 trading sessions close to half the year-to-date losses were erased. S&P 500 1 Year Data by FactSet Bulls taunted with “I told […]

March 14

When the COWZ come home!

By David Nelson, CFA CMT War in Ukraine continues to take its toll on equity prices and with-it investor sentiment. The missile strike hitting a Ukrainian military base near Poland a NATO ally adds to those concerns. If the conflict were to breach the border even through miscalculation it could trigger article 5 potentially putting […]

March 06

We are at War!

David Nelson, CFA CMT Fears of a coming Fed hike and rising cost of capital hardly seem a worry when Russian troops are firing on a nuclear plant and geopolitical tensions rival those of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Like it or not we are at war. The broad-based sanctions including the denial of Russia to access its […]

March 04

The Cost of Freedom

By David Nelson, CFA CMT Half a world away freedom is dying tonight. Ukraine citizens represent what America used to be more than a half century ago. I guess the reckless shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Lviv was my breaking point forcing me into a Network Character Howard Beale moment screaming “I’m […]

March 03

Blood & Oil

Every drop of Russian Oil helps pay for the invasion. The achilles heel of sanctions is that it takes too much time. What’s next for the ordinary Russian citizen. Last night on CTV News.

February 16

Tail Risk

Even more embarrassing would be…

June 07

State of the Market

By David Nelson, CFA CMT All in Friday’s payroll numbers we’re just what was needed to offset the rising fear that the Fed was falling behind the curve. 559K was a little light and at that pace would take about 16 months for the 8 million still unemployed to return to work getting us back to […]

March 08

Oil and the Black Swan – Saudi’s go nuclear

By David Nelson, CFA CMT Investors have spent the last two weeks on a roller coaster as markets attempt to discount the coronavirus outbreak and potential damage to the global economy. With demand slowing it’s not surprising energy markets have been weak but Monday’s price action with crude looking to open down more than 20% […]

March 01

Facebook & Google in the Cross Hairs of Government Regulators

David joins Fox Business anchor Charles Payne to discuss Facebook and Google’s role in the Russia investigation.