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Market volatility in January

Originally published on tahoedailytribune.com’s website http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/northshore/14881200-113/tahoe-truckee-market-beat-market-volatility-in-january January was a choppy month for the stock market, and the worst month since January of 2014. There was a lot of economic news to digest last month. Fourth quarter earnings got under way, the Swiss announced that the Franc would decouple from the Euro, and the European Central Bank, ECB, announced it would begin a round of quantitative easing, or QE. There are …Read More

Hedging against oil spikes

The recent turmoil in Iraq has led many people to believe that the price of crude oil could spike and derail the economy. Jay Leno once joked, “There was a sign at the gas station near by my house that said, ‘We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express.’ After I filled up, they took my Visa, Master Card, my Discover Card, and my American Express.” The price of …Read More