What, Me Worry?

With a flurry of executive orders, President Trump’s policies have dominated the headline news and incited protests. Many investors have expected the angst in the political world to carry over negatively into the financial markets. So far, this has not happened in a significant way.Delta Wealth Adviser20170203

It’s Not All About Trump

The presidential election cycle occurs every four years, no matter what is going on with the economic cycle and stock market. Obama took office on January 20, 2009. The country had been in recession 14 months, the housing market bubble had popped over a year earlier, and the S&P 500 had lost roughly -46% of[…]

I Gotta Feeling

Small business owners gotta feeling. The Small Business Optimism index shot up 7.4 points to 105.8 in December from November. The number of respondents who “expect better business conditions” rose 38 points from 12% in November to 50% in December….Delta Wealth Adviser20170113

Bullish New Year

As we approach the New Year, the treasury yield curve steepened and the six-month moving average of the Leading Economic Index (LEI) increased. These two fundamental economic measures (two of our favorites which we highlight weekly in our Market Dashboard) indicate recession risk is low over the next six months. Outside of recessions, stock market[…]

Debt Trap

Risk is defined as being exposed to danger. Financially, debt is a source of danger. It can be a trap. Escalating borrowings to pay for spending that is not covered by income may eventually lead to an unmanageable debt repayment burden.delta-wealth-adviser20161209