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August 5, 2019

Thursday started as a good day. After a slow start to the day, the stock market was staging a nice rally as investors figured one rate cut was better than no rate cuts. Both Treasury bonds and high yi...

May 16, 2019

Stocks are attempting to stabilize after President Trump threw everyone for a loop by Tweeting his intention to hike tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese goods ahead of what was expected to be the week...

May 7, 2019

At the end of April the S&P 500 (barely) reached a new all-time high. The next day, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell mentioned the slowdown in the economy is likely "transitory", which is Fed-sp...

July 5, 2018

It seems the only thing the market focused on in June was the impact the heated trade talks was having on the economy. Each day seemed to have a fresh warning about the damage the Trump Administration...

June 22, 2018

Tariffs and Trade Wars are dominating the headlines. Stock market participants are worried and the market indices have been falling every time one of the sides announces a new tariff or other restrict...

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The purpose of SEM’s Traders Blog is to provide simple explanations about the current market environment. It is designed to give advisors talking points about the market and for individual investors to better understand what is happening. Each week SEM posts a Chart of the Week to illustrate one aspect of the market in a different way than you might hear in the mainstream financial media. Throughout the week other posts will be made depending on the volatility, news events, or changes in SEM’s Scientifically Engineered Models​

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