What do we think about Bitcoin…

19 March, 2021 by James Foggo in Commentary
We are asked from time to time about trading or investing in Bitcoin, a digital currency asset class that first appeared in 2017. Investor interest in Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies has grown significantly in the last 4 years as evidenced by national business news coverage, growing ... read more...

As I see it Now: Why No Inflation in 2008

8 June, 2020 by Mark O'Brien in Commentary
When the Federal Reserve Bank (the fed), which is the nation’s central bank, purchased $3.7 trillion of government and private debt in the period 2008-2014 in response to the Great Recession, I thought hyperinflation was sure to follow.  I said as much in my letters and conversations with ... read more...

Market Review & Outlook in a Post-Pandemic World

June 5, 2020 Summary: the stock market’s rise since its extreme sell-off in March isn’t surprising, given the degree of government support that has been provided by the Federal Reserve and Treasury.  But this support may have unintended consequences, and it could induce inflation, ... read more...

Navigating a Downturn

12 March, 2020 by Mark O'Brien in Commentary
The market as I write is down “another” 7% on the day.  Yesterday was no better.  This is ugly.  What needs to be said? I have weathered many market crashes, including the Great Crash of 1987, the year I started O’Brien Greene & Co.  What I can say about the experience is how fast things ... read more...

The Coronavirus Correction

28 February, 2020 by Matthew O'Brien, Ph.D. in Commentary
We don’t know what markets will do today–they’re down so far–but in the previous 6 days stocks, represented by the S&P 500 Index of large American companies, dropped 12.03%.  This is of course a big decline, but how far does this set investors back?  Well, to be precise, ... read more...