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  • Valentine’s Day and the Market Do Mix

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    Happy Valentine’s Day from the Hearts at MKG Financial Group, Inc. February 14, 2017   You have to love it when a plan comes together! What, you may ask, am I referring to?  Why the come back to a major reality in the stock market.  I went in early this morning to pick up stocks for a new client in companies that we own and it seemed like a good day to do it.  After a five day rally in the market, all three of the major indices – the Dow, the Nasdaq and the S&P500 – were in red as

  • Up, Up and Away!

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    MKG Financial Blog                                                                     February 03, 2017 A little stall here and there, but when this week came to a final close, investors were shouting “Up, Up and Away!” and had turned Thursday’s totally non-eventful and troubling market into a stellar performance on Friday.  On Thursday, the lineup looked something like this: the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ saw a down $6.06, an up $1.30, and a down $6.45, respectively; a very meager move in each of those indices.  On Friday, however, rebounding right out of the gate the Dow, S&P, and the NASDAQ were all up $186.55, $16.57,

  • By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    MKG Financial Blog –  December 22, 2016 Greatest Gift and Success for This Holiday and What Holds in the 2017 New Year! The uncertainty that lies ahead for all of us in 2017 – a year just beyond this Holiday Season that we so joyously are about to embrace – will perhaps be best remembered most from the better reflection of our experiences from how 2016 is ending than what we had experienced earlier on, or even looking farther back to 2015.  The problem for many investors and most people in general is the forgetfulness in looking behind as our busy

  • And Now – Three Days Later

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    MKG Financial Blog Friday, November 11, 2016 What a week: the final throes of an American Election, and a market that screamed to new highs when all indications were that global markets were going to plummet like a sunken ship. This is, and will continue to be, one for the record books. While the post-election reaction to voter results initially sent global markets abruptly down around the world and in futures trading, for investors in the United States it was merely an impression of things that could be; a possibility of things to come, but did not occur. Based off

  • The Morning After

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    Monday, November 7, 2016                                          Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’ Bob Dylan – 1963 Recipient of the Nobel Prize In Literature – October 13, 2016 The Morning After Text Messages With A Client Following Trump/Clinton Election: Tuesday, 11/08/16 @ 10:32 PM Client – I heard the stock market is already down 800

  • One Would Think After That Today the Market Was Posed For a Rally

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    Monday, November 7, 2016 One Would Think That After Today the Market Was Posed For a Rally on the Back of the FBI Admission – A Real Positive for Investors Just Four Days Before the Election If Hillary Clinton doesn’t win the election – and that has become a moving target as we all know, even as we head into the final throes of Election Day – one can only guess that there will be hell to pay in the office of the FBI. I personally wouldn’t worry about any bantering from Donald Trump that something must have gone amiss

  • Osama bin Laden and the 2004 Election

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    Friday, November 04, 2016         Of all the things that can go wrong with an election, the last thing a candidate wants is to have something occur at the last minute to create an image that could suddenly move voters in a different direction. We have witnessed some of this recently with the onslaught of the FBI breaking onto the scene with a slew of so-called – let’s just call it possibilities and ill-timing – at nearly the last minute. But we’ve seen worse, as many of you may remember. It was a very last minute disruption that arose within the

  • What’s Up With Oil – Or is “Down” the Better Interpretation?

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    MKG Financial Blog Wednesday, November 02, 2016 PDF          In case you haven’t heard, the oil inventory for the week ending October 28th was reported at 482.6 million barrels, a level that is 14.4 million barrels higher for the week. This is the largest weekly increase on record going back thirty-four years to 1982. Expectations for last week were calling for a small 1-2 million barrel addition. The current level of excess reserve inventory is in addition to the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve of 713.5 million barrels. While the new excess inventory remains below the May 29th

  • Finally Nearing the End of the Seven Year Itch

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 Finally Nearing the End of the Seven Year Itch – and It’s About Time! The Seven Year Itch, as we know it, is a term that most often references marital relationships that reach a point in the questioning of stability, values, and endurance around the seventh year –the seven-year marker. This term became most well-known following the 1955 movie of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, directed by Billy Wilder, and with music by Alfred Newman (uncle to Randy Newman). I have been using this term – the Seven Year Itch – often

  • “Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore!”

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    October 19, 2016  A Wonderful Article to Explain Key Reasons Behind “Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore!” Dear Clients, Investors, and Colleagues, I have recently been talking to people regarding the distortion and unrealistic views that we so often hear from the Federal Reserve, central bankers in nations throughout the world, renowned economists, and from within major Wall Street investment firms. Chatrooms are often filled with would-be investors who recite verbal expressions of the coming return of inflation and the inevitable overheating of the economy that will surely be a part of future periods of rapid growth. Yet in all

  • What Would be an Oxymoron for the Term “The Federal Reserve”?

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    October 7, 2016 What Would be an Oxymoron for the Term “The Federal Reserve”? Artificial Intelligence or Clueless Beyond Reason! Two days ago, one Wall Street analyst put the top spin on the next move by the US Federal Reserve – he said that while there is little doubt that the Fed will pass on raising interest rates just before the election, it is a forgone conclusion that they will for sure move on it in December. This is as lame as believing that the Federal Reserve has an honest to goodness idea – a realistic target – where inflation

  • The End to a Not So Perfect Week

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    September 9, 2016 After a week of market activity that has continued to trend virtually sideways, perhaps ending on a sour note is justified as we seem to have entered a period with not much to be said – so to speak.  Yes, the Fed continues to chomp at the bit in its usual undecided fashion with an eye towards raising interest rates, but it may take some real determination to bring that cause to action to fruition.  It seems but only a few weeks ago that there was continuous cheering regarding all the markets stretching out into new high

  • The Future of Automobiles and Driving Alternatives

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    MKG Financial Blog Thursday, September 08, 2016 The Future of Automobiles and Driving Alternatives; Mobility and Connectivity If you don’t do anything else, watch this video. It was produced by The Economist magazine as a series that it refers to as “The Disrupters.” The Music Factory is entertaining and brings about an understanding that pairs with changes that are occurring in every major industry today. Gear Shift will explain the life of mobile transportation where the changes are becoming visible, are challenging for an industry that is still making its entrance into the emerging worlds throughout the globe, and are

  • The Market Made a Perfect Swan Dive – Thank God This Week is Over!

    By mkgfinancialgroupinc

    August 26, 2016 Spring-boarding at the opening of today’s market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average started the day nearly 20 points up, continuing to its peak for the day that put the index up 123.68 – a stellar move for the end of a week that has left the market as of late with hardly a final move that deserves mentioning. Alas, in this case too was the market quickly reeling from another episode of “that’s all she wrote” as the rise in the market gracefully tapered off into the sunrise, then plummeted downward ever so quickly from 18539.11 to

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