Q: How did this week’s disinflationary Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) reports correspond to movements in leading technology stocks? A: This past Thursday, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Apple made new all-time highs along with the Nasdaq Index. Potential in long term Interest Rate reductions increase the value of future earnings and growth using a model of future …

Q: Where will the newly announced Texas Stock Exchange be located? Who is backing this venture & why is the exchange being founded in the first place? A: Stayed tuned to this week’s show as Spencer McGowan & Alex Tollen dig into the important answers! Q: What are some of the top Financial Surprises for investors in the first half …

Q: At this week’s lows the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow Jones) had dropped about 2,000 points or 5% below its recent peak of over 40,000 two weeks ago. What are some of the key factors contributing to this decline? A: Salesforce, Inc. reported as much as 8% revenue gain for the period ending this July, but lowered forward guidance …

Q: What are some of the likely explanations for the rally in natural gas prices over the last 90 days? A: Naturalgasintel.com reports hungry for power data center expansion, surplus storage drawdowns, and potential bullish projections of $4.50 per million British Thermal Units (BTUs) for the beginning of 2026. Q: What is likely one of the most important financial headlines …

Q: What appeared to spur the rally to all-time highs on the major equity indexes this week? A: Inflation eased in April below March and February levels. Although producer prices spiked .5% in April, the trailing 12 months at 2.2% is close to the Federal Reserve’s 2% inflation target. Consumer inflation increased at .3% for April, trailing 12 months at …

Q: Berkshire Hathaway’s Famous Annual Meeting: What are some of the thing’s investors could learn from Warren Buffett’s annual meeting, shareholder letter, and SEC holdings reports? A: The 25-year track record of Berkshire Hathaway chart shows one of the most successful track records in business. The chart below shows his top publicly traded holdings. Privately held Infrastructure including energy, utilities, …

Q: What appears to be some of the largest dangers to the U.S. economy? A: Global geopolitical risk of conflict, U.S. Treasury debt, Expiration of tax cuts, New Tax Proposals and Aggressive regulation that could stifle innovation and corporate profits just to name a few. Q: What are some of the current positives for the U.S. economy? A: The Atlanta …

“Not so my Lord; I am too much in the sun.” – Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2   Q: Things did not go well for Hamlet after that, but what lessons can investors learn from Hamlet? A: Investors should take heed regarding overpriced buying frenzies. The Dutch Tulip Bulb market bubble in the 1600s, The Dot-Com Boom in the late …

Q: How did the financial markets react to Iran’s direct attack on Israel recently? A: Initially, equity prices rose Monday in pre-market trading and oil prices fell slightly. The reaction was contrary to prior money flows during Middle East escalations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has lately descended to near break- even for the year since its March peak. Q: …

Q: Why did the Dow Jones Index drop 1600 points, approximately 4%, from its all-time peak during April? A: Hot sticky Inflation! The Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation report for February and March was .4% each month which would annualize near 5%. The likely delay in interest rate cuts resulted in selling of long U.S. Treasury bonds and stocks. Interest …