Tag: Financial Tech

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… Continue reading

The Fed: lather-rinse-repeat – Commentary on Quantitative Easing – The Guide Rock Capital Market Commentary – FT042

We’re going to do it…We’re going to do it…We’re not going to do it…Yet. Last week, the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee gave stock markets a gift that, on a scale of thrills, might have been on par with Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to JFK. On Wednesday, the FOMC announced (without a trace of… Continue reading

How to Handle Quarterly Earning Reports and Measuring Innovation – The Guide Rock Capital Weekly Market Commentary Jul 22 – FT036

Singing the earnings song… Each year, in January, April, July, and October, most publicly-traded companies announce their corporate earnings results. These announcements can have a dramatic effect on companies’ share prices – and markets – especially when companies don’t meet analysts’ expectations. Listen Mobile: Unfortunately, as The Wall Street Journal pointed out, financial companies have… Continue reading

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Fiddles while the US Markets Rocket Forward – Guide Rock Weekly Market Commentary Jul 15 – FT035

One of these things is not like the other… If you find yourself humming that old Sesame Street standard when you think about financial markets and world economies, you’re probably not alone. To the consternation of many, the Dow Jones Industrials Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rocketed to new highs last week… Continue reading

University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Survey and Phenomenon Called Heuristics – Guide Rock Weekly Market Commentary May-20 FT029

Much like elementary school children trying to capture the attention of someone they have a crush on, the American economy sent lots of mixed signals last week. Conflicting reports emerged about consumer sentiment during the week. The Conference Board, a non-profit research organization, reported consumers remained somewhat pessimistic about the direction of the economy. In… Continue reading

All About Insurance – FT007

Insurance is often discussed as something that is complicated and difficult to understand… Let’s fix that! Remember what insurance is for: Risk Transfer! Listen Mobile: When you think about the things you could insure, several things might come to mind: Home, auto, life, and personal property. There are different types of risk associated with each… Continue reading