Tag Archives: TLT

April 18

CNBC – The R Word

David sits down with the CNBC panel including Melissa Lee, Michelle Caruso Cabrerra and Brian Sullivan to discuss his article posted Monday.

January 09

Where are the bears?

By David Nelson, CFA The battle between Bulls & Bears was raging long before the Buttonwood Agreement was signed by 24 brokers in 1792 looking to establish a commission rate to charge clients. Some consider the event the early beginnings of the New York Stock Exchange. Most investors know the long term prevailing trend for […]

November 20

What CEOs will do with the cash – You’re not going to like it

By David Nelson, CFA While it may feel like the Trump Rally has exploded out of control we’re still at levels we’ve been flirting with since the dog days of summer. The S&P 500 (SPY) is up a little less than 2% from Election Day. The real story has been the rotation in and out […]

November 14

In a New York Minute

By David Nelson, CFA In a New York Minute Everything can change – Don Henley Don Henley’s lyrics from his popular hit song New York Minute sum up a volatile week that pushed some trades back in the green while others were thrown out in the trash. Donald Trump’s victory election night stunned the world […]

October 10

Is the bull market in gold over?

By David Nelson, CFA Rate hike fears and a strong dollar trashed gold this week driving down the metal and associated ETF’s to the lowest levels since Brexit. The inverse relationship between gold and the dollar is well documented hence the selloff in the yellow metal makes perfect sense in light of a rising dollar […]

September 25

I’ve good news & bad news for investors – Which do you want first?

By David Nelson, CFA I’ve got some good news and bad news. The good news is: stocks, bonds and gold exhibited high positive correlation last week all moving higher giving most investors something to cheer about after a rough start to the month. The bad news is: stocks, bonds and gold exhibited high positive correlation […]

January 02

2014 Yearbook

Alpha Select – December 2014 Update *Alpha Select – December (-1.15%)  YTD +13.19% * Net of Fees David Nelson, CFA After a rough start, a series of geopolitical events shaking investor confidence and a disappointing final trading day, 2014 added a 6th year to the bull market that began in 2009. Alpha Select enjoyed another strong year […]

December 29

2015 Bull Market – It’s Different This Time

By David Nelson, CFA Every year, around this time strategists put together projections taking a bull or bear stance as the sound of the first opening bell rings in 2015. After a 6 year run, a PE multiple marching steadily higher, a wave of buybacks that can’t last and a Fed heading to the exit, […]

October 30

The Pendulum Shifts

By David Nelson, CFA It’s no secret that there’s been a raging debate inside the Fed. Hawks like Fed Governors Plosser and Fisher have been quite vocal in recent months taking every chance to voice their concerns that the Fed was falling behind the curve. In previous Fed releases it’s the hawks that have taken […]

October 20

The Fed Needs a Communications Czar!

By David Nelson, CFA In November of 2013 former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke made a speech describing his efforts over the last eight years to “make the Federal Reserve more transparent — and, in particular, to make monetary policy as transparent and open as reasonably possible.” The transparency he describes has morphed into a stream of consciousness narrative […]