CAPITAL IDEAS: Politics slowing the recovery

Dalton — We’re entering the third quarter, which has historically been the worst quarter of the year for the stock market. We’re also entering the final four months of an election season, which tends to experience some stock market weakness somewhere in the middle of that stretch. As an investor, I’m not excited about the

CAPITAL IDEAS: Whatever it takes

Dalton — The stock market should pull back. It always does, by some magnitude. However, on the morning of Thursday, April 9, the Federal Reserve prescribed some good medicine, and the wounded stock market should heal even faster than we thought prior to this “whatever it takes” approach to propping up the economy. In response

CAPITAL IDEAS: Upside down you’re turning me

Dalton — Last Thursday, July 18, the yield curve (the spread between yields on 10-year and three-month U.S. Treasuries) turned un-inverted for the first time since May 23 and ended a 40-day streak at inverted levels. As a refresher, an inverted yield curve is an interest rate environment in which long-term debt has a lower

CAPITAL IDEAS: The future is now

Dalton — On Dec. 19, I wrote Berkshire Money Management’s “2019 Outlook,” detailing why we are positioned the way we are now for the future. Our outlooks are not intended to be set in stone; they’re living documents. As information changes, we change our minds. In only 12 days, it seems as if it’s already time