05|17|2022

Opposite Day! | May 13, 2022

Last week felt like Opposite Day. Will this continue or will data begin to be better represented on the markets? Monday                            S&P 500 3.20% | NASDAQ 4.29% Markets...

05|16|2022

Leading Indicator Watch | May 13, 2022

Highlights from the May 13th Leading Indicator Watch: Michigan Consumer Sentiment (May) fell to 59.1 from 65.2 (April). Missing expectations of a slip to 64.0. Be sure to check...

04|19|2022

Near-Term High? | April 15, 2022

Market volatility remained high this last week. What asset classes can we look to for growth in the near-term? Monday   S&P 500 1.69% | NASDAQ 2.18% Markets opened in...

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...

12|20|2021

Santa’s Thunder | December 17, 2021

The S&P 500 shed 1.94% on the week as Omicron took center stage. Will Omicron steal Santa’s Thunder? Monday Markets opened the week in the red. This came as...

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11|24|2021

Calm Before the Storm | November 19, 2021

It was a quiet week for markets. Is this just the calm before the storm, or should we expect this to continue? Monday Markets were little changed on Monday....

09|15|2021

Ugly Volatility? | September 10, 2021

Volatility began to rear its ugly head last week. Are the markets going to face more of the same next week? Monday Happy Labor Day! Tuesday Markets started the...

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...

06|15|2021

Finding North? | June 11, 2021

Markets moved north last week. Is the S&P 500 finding its legs or is there cause for concern? Monday Markets were mostly flat to open the week. A great...

05|18|2021

Inflate This! | May 14, 2021

Markets shed weight on inflation data last week, recovering ground late. What caused this swing? Monday Monday’s activity was very much still a reaction to the jobs report released...