Category: Financial Tech

Taking a Stroll Down Memory Lane – The Guide Rock Capital Market Commentary – FT049

Send your questions or comments to Andrew_Hunt@GuideRockCapital.com If every piece of positive news was a petal, then you might say the American economy was in bloom last week. Moving into the holiday season, consumer confidence was at a five-month high. Early in the week, manufacturing showed improvement. On Thursday, the U.S. Commerce Department unfurled the… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Black Friday Retail Shopping Bravado and Adventure – The Guide Rock Capital Market Commentary – FT048

Send your questions or comments to Andrew_Hunt@GuideRockCapital.com In 2006, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year was ‘You.’ The magazine declared that 2006 was about: “…Community and collaboration on a scale never seen before… It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change… Click for more / Podcast Player>

The Double Sided Coin of Employment Numbers – The Guide Rock Capital Market Commentary – FT047

After last week’s surprisingly strong employment report, it’s almost possible to picture Ben Bernanke slapping trail dust from his leg, ducking his head, and saying, “Just doin’ my job.” After all, running the economy is as laden with complications and unexpected events as a cattle drive. Richard Graboyes, an economist who was once the Director… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Contrarian Investing and the Direction of Interest Rates – The Guide Rock Capital Market Commentary – FT046

Contrarians probably are waiting for the other shoe – or, in this case, U.S. stock markets – to drop. If you’re not familiar with contrarian investing, the theory goes something like this: Consensus opinion is often wrong. When the majority of investors have a bullish outlook and believe stocks are going to move higher, the… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Resilient Markets in the Face of Chilling Danger – The Guide Rock Capital Market Commentary – FT045

Curse of Chucky, Scream 2, Final Destination 5, Freddy vs. Jason… You know Halloween is nearly upon us when you can’t surf channels without exposing yourself to or relishing in a multitude of horror flick sequels. Propagating alarming situations seems to be all the rage in Washington, too. Last week, a last-minute deal raised America’s… Click for more / Podcast Player>

US Government Shutdown a Halloween Trick or Treat – The Guide Rock Capital Market Commentary – FT044

Do world stock markets believe Congress is just offering up some Halloween excitement? Last week, they responded to the government shutdown in the United States and the possibility the U.S. might default on its debt for the first time ever with the bravado of teenagers standing in line for a haunted house. Markets around the… Click for more / Podcast Player>