04|26|2022

Oil: The Inflation Maker | April 22, 2022

Oil fell and markets fell with them. Why did the inflation maker not have a positive impact on equities? Monday                            S&P 500 0.02% | NASDAQ 0.14% Market movement...

02|15|2022

Why So Sensitive? | February 11, 2022

The S&P 500 pulled back this week as a result of looming rate hikes and inflation data. Is the sensitivity due to panic or is the market preparing for...

01|10|2022

2021: Year in Review | December 31, 2021

In many ways, 2021 felt like two years in one. Investing was no exception. Here is a review of the year from our perspective at FFS and what we...

11|02|2021

Strong Push for the Future | October 29, 2021

Earnings were strong across the week, which pushed markets higher. Will it hold up for future quarters? Monday The S&P 500 rose .50% to open the week. This was...

10|26|2021

Is There A Storm Brewing? | October 22, 2021

Markets climbed nicely last week on the back of earnings, but is there a storm brewing? Monday In mixed market activity, the S&P 500 rose 0.3% on the day....

07|27|2021

Rocky Growth | July 23, 2021

In spite of a rocky start, markets grew nicely this last week. Should we expect more growth to come? Monday Markets dove to open the week. The S&P 500...

07|20|2021

Transitory…| July 16, 2021

Markets shed weight for the first week in four. Is there reason to be concerned or is it transitory… Monday Markets opened the week on a strong note as...

05|11|2021

Missed Expectations…| May 7, 2021

Jobs data missed expectations in April, but earnings did not disappoint! What drove markets last week? Monday Markets opened the week (and month) in the green. The S&P 500...

01|26|2021

Persist or Pause? | January 22, 2021

Markets rose last week but faded as the days wore on. Can the strength persist or is there reason for a pause? Monday Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!...

07|28|2020

Fade to Red | July 24, 2020

Markets faded across the week. The shift from green to red was pretty dramatic. What was the cause? Monday Markets rose on Monday. The week started with an optimistic...