Monthly Media Placements

Here’s a recent selection of news stories I’ve been quoted in and articles that have been picked up by industry publications.

September

Market Thoughts for September 2017. [Video]
Advisor Perspectives, September 6, 2017

Navigating North Korea, Harvey and Irma.
Financial Advisor, September 8, 2017
*Also picked by ValueWalk

Bitcoin depends on “everything going right.” [Video]
CNBC, September 18, 2017

Here’s Why the S&P 500 Could Be Headed to 2,700 by Year’s End. [Video]
TheStreet, September 21, 2017

Oil Prices Collapse: Is the Energy Industry Going Back to the Future?
Financial Advisor, September 21, 2017

From Boom to Bust to . . . Stability? The Future of Oil Prices.
Forbes, September 28, 2017


August

Tech stocks lifted by Apple's results
Fox Business, August 2, 2017

Nearly half of America doesn't benefit from Dow 22,000
The Washington Post, August 2, 2017
*Also picked up by Mercury News

It's Another Milestone For The Dow After Finishing Above 22,000 For The 1st Time
NPR, August 2, 2017
*Also picked up by WBUR

Dow Tops 22,000, Helped By Apple Shares
Northwest Public Radio, August 2, 2017

Dow Jones closes above 22K for the first time
Las Vegas Review Journal, August 2, 2017 

Apple Isn't a Good Market Indicator, Says Market Expert on Cheddar [Video]
Cheddar, August 2, 2017

Stock Strategists Are Getting Nervous About the Market
Think Advisor, August 7, 2017

Market calm broken by rising tensions with N. Korea
USA TODAY, August 9, 2017

Wall Street extends losses as geopolitical concerns weigh
FXStreet, August 10, 2017

European shares drop to their lowest level since March
Irish Times, August 10, 2017

North Korea Stock Shocks, Job Openings at Record High: 5 Things to 5 Things to Know About the Economy This Week
U.S.News, August 11, 2017

Major indexes up after three straight days of declines [Video]
CNBC, August 11, 2017

North Korea: How should advisers react?
InvestmentNews, August 11, 2017

US STOCKS-Wall St reels under N. Korea tensions, tepid retail earnings
Business Insider, August 11, 2017

North Korea could take back seat as stocks face big week for consumer data
MarketWatch, August 12, 2017

Escalating North Korea tensions were 'a match to light the fire' — now markets are at a crucial crossroads
Business Insider, August 13, 2017

US STOCKS-Wall St steady; economic data offsets retailer results
Reuters, August 15, 2017

Wall Street ends flat; economic data offsets retailer results
Fox Business, August 15, 2017
*Also picked up by The Fiscal Times 

House Tax Chairman Confident on Reform, Others Less So
U.S. News, August 15, 2017

Who may lose amid the CEO backlash and Trump? Americans.
USA TODAY, August 15, 2017

US STOCKS-Wall St falls on concerns over Trump's pro-growth policy
Reuters, August 17, 2017
Also picked by Business Insider

Stocks fall further to end a rough week
LA TIMES, August 18/2017

Markets Tumble After Midday Rally Fades
NYTimes.com, August 18, 2017

A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized
Fox Business, August 18, 2017
*Also picked by Houston Chronicle

Technology Companies Lead As US Stocks Turn Higher
TheStreet, August 18, 2017

A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized
Chicago Tribune, August 19, 2017

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stock Market's Record-setting Rally At Risk As Doubts Grow Over Trump Agenda
Fox Business, August 19, 2017

Here's why domestic unrest isn't a worry for Wall Street
MarketWatch, August 22, 2017

Trump shutdown threat, ratings-downgrade fears rattle stocks
USA TODAY, August 23, 2017


July

Brad McMillan on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Markets. [Audio]
Bloomberg Radio, July 3, 2017

Not a Bad Place to Be: Market and Economic Forecast for the Second Half of 2017.
Advisor Perspectives, July 5, 2017
*Also picked up by Investment Advisor

Stock market tracking tech rebound, oil slump ahead of big bank earnings.
MarketWatch, July 8, 2017
*Also picked up by Fox Business

Wall Street ends flat as politics drive stocks.
Reuters, July 11, 2017
*Also picked up by Business Insider

US Stocks-Wall St recovers from drop, helped by Senate recess delay.
Reuters, July 11, 2017

Emails Show Donald Trump Jr. Was Happy to Receive Clinton Info from Russia.
TheStreet, July 11, 2017

Economic Risk Factor Update: July 2017.
Financial Advisor, July 11, 2017
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

The close: TSX ends higher as resource, energy stocks rebound.
Globe and Mail, July 11, 2017
*Also picked up by Yahoo! Finance

Today’s Research Reports on Trending Tickers: Twitter Inc. and Yelp Inc.
Yahoo! Finance, July 12, 2017

Monthly Market Risk Update: July 2017.
Advisor Perspectives, July 13, 2017

How your 401(k) could react to earnings season.
USA TODAY, July 13, 2017

U.S. stocks still missing a clear direction.
Markets Morning, July 13, 2017

Banks push Wall Street higher ahead of earnings.
Fox Business, July 13, 2017
*Also picked up by NY Daily News

Q2 Earnings Outlook: Can Companies Continue to Beat Expectations?
Advisor Perspectives, July 17, 2017

With Health Care Reform Dead, Markets Look to the Next Big Thing
Forbes, July 18, 2017

This Is Why Second Quarter Earnings Season Is Set to Boost Stocks Even Further. [Video]
TheStreet, July 19, 2017

Are Current Stock Prices Reasonable?
Advisor Perspectives, July 20, 2017
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Here Comes Another Bus: The Debt Ceiling.
Advisor Perspectives, July 24, 2017

All the bad news from Washington is out: Commonwealth Financial Network’s Brad McMillan. [Broadcast]
CNBC’s Power Lunch, July 24, 2017
*Also picked up by MSN

Upbeat earnings push S&P 500 to record; oil, copper jump.
Reuters, July 24, 2017

Just Because Facebook Has 2 Billion Users Doesn’t Mean There’s No Growth Left. [Video]
TheStreet, July 27, 2017

How Useful Are Time Frames in Economic Forecasting?
Forbes, July 28, 2017


June

Back Where We Started: Dow Fails to Hold Record High as Blue Chips Unmoved by Comey
Barron’s, June 8, 2017

Green, Yellow, or Red Light? What Market Conditions Tell Us About the Current Risk Level.
Forbes, June 8, 2017

Super Thursday: What It Means (and What It Doesn’t).
Financial Advisor, June 8, 2017

James Comey speaks, and Wall Street says ho-hum.
USA TODAY, June 9, 2017 

This Is What You Should Do Now That Apple, Facebook and Netflix Took a Huge Hit.[Broadcast]
TheStreet, June 13, 2017

As Dow Hits New Record, How High Is Too High?
U.S. News & World Report, June 13, 2017

Trump has always had an advantage on the economy: Larry Kudlow. [Broadcast]
CNBC’s Power Lunch, June 13, 2017

Is Fed Rate Hike Imminent?
ThinkAdvisor, June 13, 2017

1999 2.0: How Similar (or Different) Are 1999 and 2017?
ValueWalk, June 14, 2017
*Also excerpted by MarketWatch and Business Insider

Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods crushes stocks of supermarkets.
USA TODAY, June 16, 2017

The glaring resemblance between 2017 and 1999, in five charts. [Broadcast]
CNBC’s Trading Nation, June 16, 2017

RPT-Analysis-U.S. tech stocks shaken, but market not stirred.
Reuters, June 16, 2017

Dow Hits 21st High in 2017: 5 Blue Chip Stock to Buy.
Nasdaq, June 19, 2017

US Stocks-S&P, Dow hurt by Energy, banks; biotech boosts Nasdaq.
Business Insider, June 21, 2017
*Also picked up by CNBC

Is It Possible to Outlast the Stock Market?
U.S. News & World Report, June 22, 2017
*Also picked up by MSN Money

Economic disappointment reaches level not seen since 2011.
CNBC, June 22, 2017

Consumer Companies Flat as Traders Hedge on Confidence Trends – Consumer Roundup.
FOX Business, June 22, 2017 

US Stocks-S&P, Dow pare losses as bank, consumer stocks rise.
CNBC, June 27, 2017
*Also picked up by Nasdaq and Business Insider

US Stocks-Wall St dragged lower by tech stocks; Yellen in focus.
Reuters, June 27, 2017
*Also picked up by Business Insider

The Importance of Time Horizons for Investing (and Beyond).
Forbes, June 27, 2017

Why a Certificate of Deposit Is a Safe Investment.
U.S. News & World Report, June 29, 2017

Brad McMillan: Similarities Between 2017 and 1999.
MarketWatch, June 30, 2017

Brad McMillan: Similarities Between 2017 and 1999. [Audio]
Wall Street Journal’s Your Money Matters Podcast, June 30, 2017

Market Snapshot: Stock Market Poised to Kick Off July 4th Week with Fireworks of Its Own.
FOX Business, June 30, 2017
*Also picked up by Morningstar and MarketWatch

Surge in tech stocks leads market higher in first half of year.
Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2017

Transcript: Nightly Business Report – June 30, 2017.
Nightly Business Report, June 30, 2017

US Stocks-Wall Street slightly higher as tech stocks recover.
Yahoo! Finance, June 30, 2017
*Also picked up by Reuters


May

Who Will Be Hurt by Trump’s Plan to End State & Local Tax Deductions? Trump’s new tax plan includes the elimination of the federal deduction for state and local taxes, which includes both income and property taxes. Who will be most affected?
ThinkAdvisor, May 1, 2017

Sell in May and Go Away? There are a lot of dubious investing adages out there. Case in point: “Sell in May and go away.”
Financial Advisor, May 1, 2017
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and ValueWalk

Economic Risk Factor Update: May 2017. Was first-quarter weakness transitory or the start of a negative trend?
Advisor Perspectives, May 9, 2017

Here’s the “closest thing to a sure bet” in stocks in next 6 months. “Sell in May” is a good example of how not to invest.
MarketWatch, May 10, 2017

Stocks Pull Back from All-Time Highs on Disappointing Earnings. Stock indices haven’t moved in recent sessions, potentially indicating the U.S. economy is on solid footing.
FOX Business, May 11, 2017
*Also picked up by Wall Street Journal

Delay seen, again, on Trump growth agenda after Comey sacking. Despite the unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey, investors still see hope with President Trump on tax reform.
Reuters, May 11, 2017
*Also picked up by Yahoo! News and CNBC

Europe Stocks Edge Down on Earnings—Update. How did the Bank of England meeting affect stocks?
FOX Business, May 11, 2017

 Should We Be Worried About a Recession in China? China’s yield curve inverted, sending 5-year yields above 10-year yields. Is it a sign of impending recession?
Forbes, May 12, 2017

Why shocking news shouldn't derail your investments. Politics can easily affect the market, but should you panic every time you hear unsettling news?
USA TODAY, May 12, 2017

Are Inflation Winds Picking Up? If inflation picks up, investors should plan for higher costs.
Bankrate, May 15, 2017

Turmoil over recent Trump controversies triggers the Dow’s biggest loss since September. Will Trump continue to bring uncertainty to the markets? What happened to the notion of a “Trump Rally”?
Washington Post, May 17, 2017

Washington Turmoil Creates Uncertainty for Investors. Policy actions in Washington are in limbo, and the markets don’t seem to like it.
Advisor Perspectives, May 17, 2017
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor and Barron’s

Trump worries lower Dow by nearly 373 points. Turmoil in Washington is affecting the markets.
USA TODAY, May 17, 2017

High Times End: Dow Drops 373 Points; Nasdaq Suffers Worse Day Since June. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended a rocky session by going down almost 373 points, yet the Nasdaq Composite ended up being even worse.
Barron’s, May 17, 2017
*Also picked up by TheStreet

What Wall Street Thinks About Trump's Latest Russian (and Comey) Mess. With drama in Washington, can we still invest based on sound fundamentals?
Forbes, May 17, 2017

Trump worries lower Dow by nearly 373 points. While Trump’s economic agenda is in question, the markets are reacting.
USA TODAY, May 17, 2017

Drama in Washington Rattles Wall Street, and Stocks Dive. Despite the fact that this was the sharpest decline since the election, further drawdown should be reasonably short lived.
New York Times, May 17, 2017

How will Comey affair affect stocks and the economy? For a larger drawdown to occur, we would need more than just continued unrest in Washington.
CBS MoneyWatch, May 18, 2017

Why the 200-Day Moving Average Is a Good Worry Signal. If it’s not time to worry about the markets yet, when will it be?
Forbes, May 19, 2017

Opioids, Airlines, and Investment Risk: The Common Denominator. What do the opioid crisis, the airlines’ recent mistakes, and investment risk have in common? You’d be surprised.
Retirely, May 19, 2017

Week ahead: Is the market selloff really over? Plus, Trump is making deals in the Middle East & more. Could Trump’s Middle East tour push markets higher?
CNBC, May 21, 2017
*Also picked up by Yahoo! News

Monday Update: Housing and Industry Look Strong. Last week’s numbers were strong for housing and industry.
Retirely, May 22, 2017

Mnuchin Wavers on Claim of No Tax Cuts for the Wealthy. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to veer from his earlier claim that the wealthy would not see an "absolute tax cut" under President Donald Trump's upcoming tax plan.
US News & World Report, May 23, 2017

Why You Should Buy Convertible Bonds Now. Convertible bonds may not be popular, but these hybrids can help protect your wealth if interest rates rise or stock prices fall.
MSN Money, May 23, 2017
*Also picked up by U.S. News & World Report

US STOCKS-Wall St creeps higher; Fed minutes eyed. Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicate a June interest rate hike is probable.
Reuters, May 24, 2017

Economic Policies and Political Populism: What's the Connection? Stagnating wage growth is a leading contributor to the surge in populism. What else is driving this trend?
Forbes, May 25, 2017

Consumer Confidence, Jobs to Highlight Packed Stock-Market Week. Consumer confidence figures and the jobs report for May will be important to watch.
FOX Business News, May 27, 2017
*Also picked up by MarketWatch and Morningstar

The CIO of a $114 billion firm explains why all investors should read Shakespeare. Money managers must also understand the human side of things, says Brad McMillan.
Business Insider, May 30, 2017

Stocks kick off the week strong. Consumer confidence and the jobs report will be key indicators for wage growth.
Financial Buzz, May 30, 2017


April 

Asset Allocation: Behind the Numbers with Brad McMillan. Expectations are high for economic growth in the second quarter of 2017, and history supports the notion that it will happen.
Investment Advisor, April 1, 2017 

Wall St Down on Weak Auto Sales, Doubts About Trump Agenda. Wall Street closed lower after March auto sales were down and investors had doubts about Trump delivering on some of his agenda.
Fox Business, April 3, 2017
*Also picked up by Reuters

Stock Futures Narrowly Mixed in Kickoff to Second Quarter. The second quarter should not be a repeat of the first this year.
TheStreet, April 3, 2017 

Market Thoughts for April 2017. Fundamental factors are improving, but political risks remain a concern for the month ahead.
Advisor Perspectives, April 4, 2017 

Nightly Business Report. [Broadcast] What are the real risks to our stock markets? Although geopolitical risks are rising, investors are primarily focused on domestic policy. (Note: Brad McMillan’s segment runs from 7:25–10:27.)
CNBC, April 6, 2017 

March Jobs Report Preview. What to expect from the jobs report? There shouldn’t be any surprises, good or bad.
Advisor Perspectives, April 7, 2017 

Worries Over U.S. Role in Syria, North Korea Drag Wall Street into Red. With Trump defying expectations, the market may retract.
TheStreet, April 11, 2017
*Also picked up by MSN Money

Moment of Truth: Will the Market Meet Expectations This Earnings Season? Could a better-than-expected earnings season drive markets to new highs?
Advisor Perspectives, April 12, 2017
*Also picked up by Retirely

Futures Lower as Trump Says Dollar “Too Strong,” Big Banks Top Earnings Estimates. Stock futures are trading lower—how will earnings fare?
TheStreet, April 13, 2017 

Stocks ride into North Korea “danger zone” before Monday open. With North Korea in the headlines, upcoming market performance is uncertain.
MarketWatch, April 15, 2017
*Also picked up by Morningstar

Global stocks bounce as earnings in focus; dollar steadies on Mnuchin. Stocks rise and attention shifts to earnings and the strength of the dollar.
Reuters, April 17, 2017
*Also picked up by Business Insider

The French Election: What It Could Mean for the U.S. With its upcoming election, will France rock the political foundations of the world’s largest collective economy?
Forbes, April 21, 2017 

Wall Street talking Nasdaq 6,000 as stock market rallies after French election. The market may still be capable of higher highs.
MarketWatch, April 24, 2017
*Also picked up by the New York Post

Political Risk Update: France and the U.S. Budget. The risk posed by the French election is (mostly) behind us. Next up? The U.S. debt ceiling.
Advisor Perspectives, April 25, 2017
*Also picked up by Retirely and RealClearMarkets

Nasdaq index crosses 6,000 as stock market extends rally. There’s a bullish outlook for U.S. corporate growth, and shocks from overseas appear to have been averted.
Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2017 

The Trump Tax Plan: What You Need to Know. A look at the potential benefits and costs (and why we shouldn’t get too involved just yet).
Advisor Perspectives, April 27, 2017
*Also picked up by RealClearMarkets, and excerpted by Barron’s

Advisors on Trump’s Tax Plan: Praise, Concern and Shrugs. With a blueprint of Trump’s proposed tax reform plan available, it seems plausible that the deficit would grow as a result.
ThinkAdvisor, April 27, 2017 

Fed, jobs data and Apple earnings will keep stock-market investors busy. Personal spending data for March will be a consumer sentiment indicator to watch.
MarketWatch, April 29, 2017
*Also picked up by Morningstar and Fox Business


March

Dow soars 300 points, closes above 21,000 for the first time. Trump’s first address to Congress left Wall Street feeling good about the future of the economy, resulting in a record-breaking high for the market.
CNN Money, March 1, 2017 

The Dow Cracks 21,000 for the First Time. [Audio] After the Dow broke closing records, how long can the rally last and how high can it possibly go?
Wall Street Journal What’s News Podcast, March 1, 2017 

Dow Cracking 21,000 – How Far Can the Rally Run? After the Dow 21,000, markets may have further to climb. Enjoy the ride, but remember—what goes up must come down.
ValueWalk, March 1, 2017
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor, MarketWatch, Advisor Perspectives, VOA, and U.S. News & World Report

What Hangover? Dow Soars 300 Points to Record High as Trump Sends Stock Soaring. The bull market could have a ways to run; however, high valuation levels have historically led to high levels of risk.
Barron’s, March 1, 2017 

"Pure exuberance": Investor sentiment hasn't been this high since two bubbles ago. Be cautious of the risks while you’re enjoying the boom times.
CNBC, March 1, 2017 

UPDATE: Stocks are winning so much, investors are thinking Nasdaq 6,000. With Dow’s record-breaking climb to 21,000, could a Nasdaq record be coming soon?
Morningstar, March 1, 2017
*Also picked up by MarketWatch

Trump’s Address to Congress: What to Watch For. A few key areas that the president may focus on in his joint address.
Advisor Perspectives, March 1, 2017 

Market Thoughts for March 2017. Looking back on February’s market performance, all Brad McMillan can say is “wow.”
Advisor Perspectives, March 2, 2017 

Trump's economic boom: 3 red flags. Job market optimism is at its highest in years, but there are still some warnings for the future. Can the U.S. keep the boom going?
CNN Money, March 2, 2017 

Banks, health care companies lead stocks slightly higher. Banks and health care stocks rose the most after the interest rate hike. Will the Fed continue to raise its rates?
Boston Globe, March 4, 2017
*Also picked up by CNSNews.com, Herald Sun, Los Angeles Times, and Taipei Times

7 Reasons the Stock Market Can Continue to Climb. Although the bull market is in one of its longest stretches yet, analysts think the rally could continue this year.
U.S. News & World Report, March 7, 2017
*Also picked up by Yahoo! Finance

Will This Moment Spark a Stock Market Sell-Off? With the Fed considering raising interest rates, this means it sees the economy is doing better now and expects that to continue.
Investing.com, March 8, 2017 

The Bull Market Is 8 Years Old. What’s Next? Strong fundamentals are supporting this bull market, but the question of longevity remains.
ThinkAdvisor, March 8, 2017 

As Expected, Companies Beat Expectations. What can we expect from 2017 corporate earnings? Let’s see what Q4 2016 earnings have to tell us.
Financial Advisor, March 8, 2017
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Is Trump Creating Jobs? February Unemployment Report Expected to Show Hiring Increase. The jobless rate’s effects on interest rates, job creation, and wage growth are all under watch this month.
International Business Times, March 9, 2017 

U.S. Federal Reserve raises rate a quarter point, signals further hikes will be gradual. The Fed raised interest rates again but signals further rate increases would be gradual.
Financial Post, March 15, 2017
*Also picked up by Reuters

Monthly Market Risk Update: March 2017. The market risk indicators tracked aren’t signaling immediate trouble, but several suggest risk.
Advisor Perspectives, March 17, 2017
*Also picked up by Retirely

Yesterday's Market Drop: The End of the Rally? After a long calm stretch, the market drop is jarring (but also perfectly normal).
Forbes, March 22, 2017 

Stocks close mostly lower after key health-care vote is delayed. Can meaningful change really happen, and how will stocks react?
CNBC, March 23, 2017 

Are Marketplace Loans a Good Investment Alternative? The higher risks are associated with higher returns, but the opportunity can be real.
U.S. News & World Report, March 23, 2017 

US STOCKS-Wall St rises as healthcare bill vote awaited. The back and forth on the health care bill has caused some choppy trading on Wall Street. Can the Trump administration put an end to the changing market?
Reuters, March 24, 2017
*Also picked up by Reuters UK, Nasdaq, GMA News, Business Insider, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, and CNBC

Stocks recover from selloff after health care bill is pulled. Wall Street was not pleased with the events on Capitol Hill over the health care vote. Will this be a barometer for the Republicans’ ability to pass meaningful reforms?
CNN Money, March 24, 2017 

The Health Care Vote and the Stock Market. How will the market react if the Republicans’ health care bill passes (or fails)?
Financial Advisor, March 24, 2017
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and Retirely

Stock market faces crucial test as Trump suffers setback. Trump’s health care bill setback will be a critical test for a stock market that’s been riding on hope and change.
MarketWatch, March 26, 2017 

Stock-market fear threatens a return, as Dow stares at longest losing streak in 6 years. A floundering health care bill would likely result in a short-lived market pullback.
MarketWatch, March 27, 2017
*Also picked up by Yahoo! Finance and Financial News

Brexit Begins: Should U.S. Investors Care? As Brexit officially begins, U.S. investors don’t have much to worry about, but there are risks on the horizon.
Advisor Perspectives, March 29, 2017
*Also picked up by Retirely

After the Health Care Bill, What Next for Congress? Maybe the health care nonvote isn't as much of a fail as everyone thinks. Could this be a political success story in the long term?
Forbes, March 30, 2017 

The resoundingly positive story of Q1. [Broadcast] Globally, conditions are better than they’ve ever been. 
CNBC Worldwide Exchange, March 31, 2017 

Today's GDP Report (and What to Expect in Q2). The surprisingly good GDP report and other factors suggest that there is further market and economic growth ahead.
Advisor Perspectives, March 31, 2017 

Europe is suddenly the hot new trade in the stock market. Despite Brexit, slow economic growth, and immigration concerns, in Europe, the news is good.
CNBC, March 31, 2017


February

Political Turmoil Could Restrain Market in 2017. Investors have high hopes for 2017, but political risks are rising.
Advisor Perspectives, February 1, 2017
*Also picked up by ValueWalk and Real Clear Markets

The Fed Expects “Further Strengthening” of Labor Market But Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged. As expected, the Fed announced it would keep rates steady. Why?
Forbes, February 1, 2017

Wall St. Week Ahead: Dollar's sudden weakness could help U.S. profit picture. The dollar may be weakening, but corporate earnings are up—the stage is set for a stronger first quarter.
Reuters, February 5, 2017
*Also picked up by Business Insider, Nasdaq, FOX Business, Yahoo! Finance, and Newsmax

Stocks Sink as Investors Digest President Trump's Moves. Recent political developments are cause for market pullback.
TheStreet, February 6, 2017 

Bloomberg Markets: McMillan Sees “Running Room” in Markets. [Audio] A discussion on the state of the markets with hosts Carol Massar and Cory Johnson.
Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Markets, February 7, 2017 

Nasdaq ekes out gains for new record, Dow hobbled by financials. The Trump administration and Republican Congress must work well together for the markets to rebound.
MarketWatch, February 8, 2017
*Also picked up by Morningstar

Monthly Market Risk Update: February 2017. How high are market risk levels? No signs of trouble in the near future.
Advisor Perspectives, February 9, 2017
*Also picked up by TalkMarkets and Real Clear Markets

How to Take a Cosmic View on a Trump Stock Market. For the first time in a few years, politics might be the reason for a slowing economy.
New York Times, February 10, 2017 

S&P 500 year-end base case 2400: Pro. [Broadcast] What's behind the ongoing rally in the stock market? Here’s why Brad McMillan thinks equities are responding to fundamentals and growing consumer confidence, not, as some would suggest, to President Trump and his policies.
CNBC Power Lunch, February 10, 2017 

U.S. Markets—Up or Down? It Depends on Your Time Frame. Are the U.S. markets up or down? It depends on your time frame.
Forbes, February 13, 2017 

What Does Brad McMillan Want to Hear from Yellen? [Audio] Is the Fed still optimistic about the economy? Brad McMillan looks for insights on the correlation between Fed policy and interest rates.
Wall Street Journal’s Your Money Matters Podcast, February 13, 2017 

Wall Street rises further into uncharted territory. Confidence in the fundamentals will keep the markets balanced, even if there is a rate increase.
Reuters, February 15, 2017
*Also picked up by FOX Business, Yahoo! Finance, Newsmax, CNBC, and Digital Journal

Markets Learn to Live with a More Hawkish Yellen. The market has been having a seemingly smooth adjustment to a more hawkish Fed.
Bloomberg Markets, February 15, 2017 

"Buffett Effect": Buy what he buys. Are investors catching on to the “Buffett Effect”?
CNBC, February 16, 2017
*Also picked up by USA TODAY

What a Difference a Year Makes. Given the market's fluctuations over the past year, we shouldn't get too excited over short-term developments.
Financial Advisor, February 16, 2017
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and Real Clear Markets

Transcript: Nightly Business Report. Why isn’t the market reacting to political turmoil? It all comes back to strong fundamentals.
Nightly Business Report, February 20, 2017

Trump's Threatened Tariffs Cloud Wal-Mart's Future. A border tax could affect the poorest Americans the most.
U.S. News & World Report, February 21, 2017 

Stocks Swoon on Reports of Delay to Trump Infrastructure Plan. When it comes to Trump’s infrastructure plan and soaring stocks, progress is hardly guaranteed.
U.S. News & World Report, February 23, 2017 

As Economy Normalizes, Politics Holds Less Sway. As the economy normalizes, politics and policy aren’t driving the market as much as they were.
Forbes, February 27, 2017 

Trump's Address to Congress: What Investors Should Watch For. Here’s what to watch for in the president’s joint address to Congress.
ValueWalk, February 28, 2017


January

Signs of Faster Growth in 2017. Now that election results are in, we have some clarity on the markets in 2017. Brad McMillan, chief investment officer, pens his outlook for a special issue of Wealth Management Magazine.
WealthManagement.com, January 1, 2017

9 Ways Wall Street's Honeymoon with Trump Could End. "There is still an overwhelming lack of recognition of the power of populist movements," said Brad McMillan.
Newsmax, January 1, 2017

Market Thoughts for January 2017. Is economic growth keeping pace with expectations?
Advisor Perspectives, January 3, 2017 

Risk Ahead in 2017? The U.S. economy and stock market are on a roll, but that doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong in 2017.
Forbes, January 5, 2017

US Markets Make Record Start to 2017. With record highs, will the trend continue?
Voice of America, January 6, 2017 

Wall St. falls before earnings and on U.S. policy uncertainty. Despite stock indices closing lower, we’re still close to the post-election peak, which points to optimism.
Reuters, January 13, 2017 

US Stock Exchanges Have Mixed Week. Just a week before the presidential inauguration, the stock market sees mixed closings, but sentiment seems to be improving across the board.
Voice of America, January 13, 2017 

Monthly Market Risk Update: January 2017. Risk may be high in some areas, but none of the market indicators tracked suggest trouble in the near future.
Advisor Perspectives, January 13, 2017 

Brad McMillan on Stock Market Risk Factors. [Audio] We are in a risky environment, but is it high or immediate? Brad McMillan looks at valuation levels to measure it.
Wall Street Journal’s Your Money Matters, January 17, 2017 

Fed: Wages and worker shortages are growing. With economic growth expanding at a modest pace, what will come out of the upcoming Fed meeting, and what is the Beige Book telling us?
Bankrate, January 18, 2017 

Q4 Earnings: Expect to Beat Expectations? There are plenty of potential positive surprises in Q4 earnings.
Advisor Perspectives, January 19, 2017
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Wall Street ends higher as Trump becomes president. Investors await clarity on Trump’s plans to boost the economy, and it’s natural for there to be caution during that transition.
Reuters, January 20, 2017
*Also picked up by Nasdaq and AOL Finance

Wall Street ends higher as Trump takes office. After the presidential inauguration, we know that trade is at the top of Trump’s agenda.
US News Headlines, January 20, 2017
*Also picked up by Business Insider

S&P 500 Earnings Beating the Consensus Forecast . . . So Far. (Available to subscribers only.) Stocks aren't accurately reflecting the macroeconomic picture.
Barron’s, January 21, 2017

Don’t Make Changes to Your Portfolio Now That Trump Is President – Adviser. [Video] A properly diversified portfolio will allow investors to “enjoy the ride.”
TheStreet, January 23, 2017
Also picked up by AOL

Pro: Reading market signals. [Video] In the early days post-inauguration, will financials keep doing well? Will we continue to see the kind of outperformance that we’ve witnessed recently?
CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange, January 23, 2017 

Dow Breaks 20,000, Sets New Record After Gaining 1,000 Points Since Nov. 22. Trump’s economic and tax plans may be why markets have been so bullish.
Daily Caller, January 24, 2017 

Why the “Trump Rally” may be overdone. The big picture on why more gains remain to be seen.
USA TODAY, January 24, 2017 

Dow hits all-time high, cracks 20,000 for the first time ever. What can bring the market up from here?
USA TODAY, January 25, 2017 

Dow bursts through 20,000, extending a rally that looked unlikely a year ago. In an instance like this, psychology is a big part of what drives the market.
Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2017
*Also picked up by San Diego Union-Tribune

Here's why Dow 20,000 is the “picture-perfect” moment Wall Street has been waiting for. Brad McMillan comments on how the election affected the Dow 20,000 milestone.
Business Insider, January 25, 2017 

Dow tops 20,000 mark after month-long tease. The Dow is likely to perform well for some time post-milestone.
CBS MoneyWatch, January 25, 2017 

Dow Weathers Rocky Road to 20,000 Milestone. Brad McMillan comments on economic acceleration and the consumer confidence that follows.
U.S. News & World Report, January 25, 2017 

Dow Industrials Hit 20,000 for the First Time in History. Is this rally sustainable?
Yahoo! Finance, January 25, 2017 

Abandoning TPP, Trump Signals Major Shift for U.S. Trade. With the U.S. out of the TPP deal, control of the Asian economic system is up for grabs.
Forbes, January 26, 2017 

Transcript: Nightly Business Report – January 26, 2017. Transcripts from a recent broadcast interview with Tyler Mathisen, discussing market expectations and earnings growth.
Nightly Business Report, January 26, 2017 

How a Border Tax Could Backfire on the U.S. Economy. Trump was elected to disrupt the status quo, but with the economy, the status quo is actually pretty good.
Advisor Perspectives, January 30, 2017
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor

In corporate America, uncertainty overtakes early optimism about Trump. Brad McMillan comments on the “Trump Rally” following the election.
Washington Post, January 31, 2017
*Also picked up by Standard Examiner


December

Problems. . . Brad McMillan feels good about the U.S. stock market and economy, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have problems.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 1, 2016 

Should You Be Worried About the Strong Dollar? Yes, all signs are pointing to a stronger dollar, but there’s value in considering the contrarian view.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 2, 2016 

The Stock Market's Rise: Will It Continue? Worried about a market pullback? Strong earnings could keep the party going.
Financial Advisor, December 2, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

More Strong Data for Consumers and Business. Consumer confidence blew away expectations last week, among other favorable data points.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 5, 2016 

Should I Invest Outside the U.S.? Think U.S. stocks are the only place to be? Even in tumultuous times, don't rule out international investments.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 6, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and Financial Advisor

Economic Risk Factor Update: December 2016. A surge in consumer confidence and other positive indicators suggest that economic risk has declined.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 7, 2016

You Might Not Get What You Want. Will floating-rate funds offer investors an increase in yield when rates rise? Here’s some insight.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 8, 2016 

McMillan: Not concerned about any short-term possible pullbacks. [Broadcast] The markets have continued to rally since the election, reaching all-time high after all-time high. Should we be nervous about a short-term pullback?
CNBC, December 8, 2016 

Will Trump Burst an Interest Rate Bubble? Low rates have encouraged investments, but to say this is a bubble is questionable.
U.S. News & World Report, December 8, 2016 

Trumponomics 101. The economy could benefit from some of the very stimulative effects of some of Trump’s policy actions.
U.S. News & World Report, December 9, 2016

Dow 20,000 in Sight. How likely are we to hit Dow 20,000, and what happens next if we do?
Financial Advisor, December 12, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives, Barron’s, MarketWatch, USA TODAY, and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Monthly Market Risk Update: December 2016. Market risks may be high, but that doesn’t mean they’re immediate.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 13, 2016 

Brad McMillan on Dow 20000, Fed’s Hawkish Stance. [Audio] Stocks pulled back as investors were surprised by the Fed's hawkish stance on future rate hikes.
WSJ Podcasts, December 14, 2016 

Yellen Thinks the Economy Is Moving in the Right Direction, Which Bodes Well for Stocks. [Video] After the Fed meeting, economic trends seem to be moving in the right direction.
TheStreet, December 14, 2016 

As Stocks Rally, Why Don’t Your Returns Look Better?It’s natural to look at the Dow to see how it matches up with your own portfolio, but it really isn’t a good comparison.
Forbes, December 15, 2016

What Dow 20,000 means for stock-market investors. What is likely to come after 20K is more significant than anything.
MSN Money, December 18, 2016 

Monday Update: Data Less Encouraging. After a streak of strong reports, last week’s economic news mostly fell short of expectations.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 19, 2016 

The Boston Tea Party and Democracy Today. Taxes, trade, regulation: the issues that riled up the Boston Tea Party sound pretty familiar today.
Financial Advisor, December 19, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Fed Rate Increase: Actually a Good Sign for Investors. What do higher short-term rates mean for stock and bond investors?
Forbes, December 20, 2016 

Here Comes Santa Claus. As 2016 draws to a close, can anything put a damper on the stock market’s holiday spirit?
Advisor Perspectives, December 20, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Nasdaq rises to record, Dow bats eyes at 20,000. The 20K mark represents a major milestone on Wall Street, but what would it mean for the system?
Reuters, December 20, 2016
*Also picked up by FOX Business and CNBC

Wrong Number: Dow Gains 90 Points but 20,000 Remains Elusive. Could the market end the year wrapped up with a 20,000 bow?
Barron’s, December 20, 2016 

The Demonetization of the Indian Economy. Will India’s demonetization defeat the black economy or open new avenues for corruption? Only time will tell.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 21, 2016 

Dow Flirtation with 20,000: A Ceiling or the Santa Claus Rally? According to Brad McMillan, an earnings-driven market and economy are ahead for 2017.
ThinkAdvisor, December 27, 2016 

Confidence Improves as Consumer Fundamentals Pause. Should we be worried about disappointing personal income and spending data?
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 27, 2016 

5 things to know about the Dow’s attempt to rally to 20,000 and beyond. It doesn’t seem likely, but the only thing that could derail the stock rally would be a massive change in sentiment.
MarketWatch, December 28, 2016 

3 Questions Investors Should Ask in 2017. Brad McMillan says the new year is a good time to examine portfolios and ask ourselves what we could be doing better. 
AdvisorAnalyst.com, December 28, 2016


November

The “best six months” for stocks? Probably not this year.
CNBC, November 1, 2016

What Rising Government Bond Rates Mean for Your Money. It’s good news for any financial institution offering mortgages.
U.S. News & World Report, November 1, 2016

3 Big Themes That Won’t End with the Election.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 2, 2016

Election Countdown: One Week to Go.
Advisor Perspectives, November 2, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Market Thoughts for November 2016. Markets fell in October, but economic fundamentals remain solid, highlighted by rising business and consumer confidence and positive economic growth.
Advisor Perspectives, November 3, 2016

Bloomberg Markets: Commonwealth’s McMillan on Jobs, Slow Growth. [Audio]
Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Markets, November 4, 2016

Increase in Market Volatility in Advance of US Election.
Voice of America, November 4, 2016 

Economic Risk Factor Update: November 2016. Weaker data last month could have more to do with the pending election than the economy itself.
Advisor Perspectives, November 7, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com and ValueWalk

Election Is “Start of the Show, Not the End”: Commonwealth’s McMillan. At Commonwealth’s National Conference, Brad McMillan sat down with James Green of the Investment Advisor Group to discuss the Federal Reserve, the presidential election, and other issues on advisors’ minds.
ThinkAdvisor, November 7, 2016
*Also picked up by BenefitsPRO

Monday Update: Generally Good News Points to Continuing Growth. From jobs to international trade, check out Brad McMillan’s recap of last week’s key economic data.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 7, 2016 

Get Out and Vote!
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 8, 2016 

Sell it all! Amid election anxiety, financial advisers calm jittery investors.
Boston Globe, November 8, 2016 

Trump mere votes away from a stunning, historic win.
NWCN, November 8, 2016

US STOCKS-Futures down sharply as greater chance of Trump victory seen.
Reuters, November 8, 2016
*Also picked up by Union Leader

Anxious investors seek reassurance over Trump presidency.
Boston Globe, November 9, 2016 

Commonwealth CIO Sees Economic Tailwinds. Excerpting James Green’s story, Barron’s highlights Brad McMillan’s thoughts on the Federal Reserve’s next move and positive outlook on GDP growth.
Barron’s, November 9, 2016 

Danger to markets? Keep an eye on bonds: Pro. [Broadcast]
CNBC Worldwide Exchange, November 9, 2016
*Also picked up by MSN Money and AOL

Election Surprise: For the Economy, Maybe Just Another Bump in the Road.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 9, 2016

Global markets in tailspin as Trump victory declared.
USA TODAY, November 9, 2016 

Trump Elected President.
WGRZ.com, November 9, 2016 

Trump Victory, Agenda Likely to Spur Lasting Stock Market Rally.
Investor’s Business Daily, November 9, 2016 

Trump Wins Presidency as GOP Retains Congress; U.S. Markets Shudder, Recover.
ThinkAdvisor, November 9, 2016 

Trump’s conciliatory speech eases market concerns.
CBS News, November 9, 2016
*Also picked up by Los Angeles Times

Commonwealth’s McMillan: Need More Clarity on Trump’s Agenda. [Audio]
Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Markets, November 10, 2016 

Election Surprise: For the Economy, Maybe Just Another Bump in the Road.
Advisor Perspectives, November 10, 2016
*Also picked up by ValueWalk

Dow Scores New Record, Closing Out Strong Week.
TheStreet, November 11, 2016 

How Trump can extend market honeymoon.
USA TODAY, November 11, 2016 

The Trump Bounce and the Monthly Market Risk Update: November 2016.
Advisor Perspectives, November 11, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor and AdvisorAnalyst.com

The Trump Era: What Happens Now?
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 11, 2016 

Wall Street is getting ahead of itself on the biggest bet it’s placing on Trump.
Business Insider, November 11, 2016 

Wall Street surges as Dow sets record.
Boston Herald, November 11, 2016 

Trump is turbocharging the stock market’s V-shaped surge.
MarketWatch, November 12, 2016 

Monday Update: Better Than Expected. Last week, economic and market news was dominated by the election. What can we expect from this week’s economic releases?
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 14, 2016 

Trump’s Economic Policies: Potential Costs and Opportunities.
Forbes, November 15, 2016 

US STOCKS-Dow, S&P drop as financials’ rally ebbs, tech boosts Nasdaq. All signs point to a December rate hike.
Business Insider, November 16, 2016 

Here’s Why the Federal Reserve Must Raise Interest Rates in December. [Video] Brad McMillan speaks about consequences if the Fed doesn’t hike rates, and how Yellen has “prepped” the markets.
TheStreet, November 17, 2016 

Where to Invest in 2017.
Kiplinger, November 17, 2016
*Also picked up by MSN Money

2017 Forecast: Things Are Looking Up. Is faster economic growth in our future? There are a number of reasons to believe the economy may accelerate in 2017.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 18, 2016 

Post-Election Bond Yields and Fixed Income.
Advisor Perspectives, November 18, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Monday Update: Consumers Still Shopping. Last week’s data shows that U.S. consumers are feeling good about the economy.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 21, 2016

Dow Rips Past 19,000 as Post-Election Rally Continues.
U.S. News & World Report, November 22, 2016 

Post-Election Bond Rates and the Stock Market.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 22, 2016 

US Stocks-Wall St eases off record highs as health stocks weigh. Is the market rally we’re currently experiencing sustainable?
Business Insider, November 22, 2016
*Also picked up by BNN, Daily Mail, and Reuters

US Economy Looking Bright, Says Commonwealth. In his post-election teleconference, Brad McMillan shares his thoughts on the economy and offers this advice to investors: stick to investment plans for the long haul.
Financial Advisor, November 23, 2016

Can Donald Trump breathe life into actively managed funds?
InvestmentNews, November 27, 2016 

Black Friday by the Numbers. For the economy, Black Friday isn’t as significant as it used to be.
Advisor Perspectives, November 28, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Home Sales and Business Orders Strong. Overall, last week’s economic numbers were quite positive. This week, let’s take a closer look at home sales and business orders.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 28, 2016 

U.S. stocks edge up on healthy economic data; Nasdaq touches record high. Brad McMillan comments on statistics that matter the most today.
MarketWatch, November 29, 2016
*Also picked up by Nasdaq and Morningstar

Advisors Split on Bond Expectations in Trump’s America.
Financial Advisor IQ, November 30, 2016 

Markets Are Hitting New Highs: So What? Indices are hitting new highs, but how much should you really care?
Forbes, November 30, 2016

The Stock Market’s Rise: Will It Continue? Worried about a market pullback? Strong earnings could keep the party going.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, November 30, 2016


October

Outlook for October and the Fourth Quarter. What can we expect in October? Short answer: continued slow growth and range-bound markets.
Financial Advisor, October 3, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Market Thoughts for October 2016. It was a volatile month, with markets dropping only to bounce back at month-end. Given such mixed news, should we be concerned about where the economy is going?
Advisor Perspectives, October 4, 2016 

U.S. election, rate outlook to curb Wall Street gains this year: Reuters poll. Policy uncertainty is holding stocks back.
Reuters, October 4, 2016 

September Jobs Report Preview. Neither too weak nor too strong, the markets should be pleased if jobs grow by 175,000, as expected.
Financial Advisor, October 6, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Economy Chugs Along as Job Creation, Unemployment Rise. The employment report is evidence of continued growth.
U.S. News & World Report, October 7, 2016 

Time for a Rate Hike? U.S. Job Growth Steady, with 156,000 Jobs Added in September. The jobs report is proof that the economy is healing.
Forbes, October 7, 2016 

Earnings season begins as White House race heats up. Although companies may beat expectations, growth will not be what it was last spring.
Reuters, October 9, 2016
*Also picked up by Fortune and GMA News

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares edge lower, dollar firms before Fed minutes. Markets will be okay with rising rates as long as it is accompanied by top-line growth.
Reuters, October 12, 2016 

Stress-Test Your Retirement Plan Now. Brad McMillan shares some timely strategies to ensure that investors have enough come retirement.
Consumer Reports, October 12, 2016 

Silly Season: Dow Drops 45 Points but It Could Have Been Much, Much Worse. In Brad McMillan’s opinion, a recession is not ahead.
Barron’s, October 13, 2016 

The Market Today: Shades of 1987? Worried another Black Monday is coming? Let’s take a deep breath and try to keep market pullbacks in perspective.
Financial Advisor, October 13, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

What Does the Election Mean for Your Portfolio? Market volatility is possible as the election nears, but in the long run, any damage is likely to be limited.
Financial Advisor, October 13, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

European Stocks Rebound on U.S. Bank Earnings. Stocks will be able to make the transition toward higher rates.
Morningstar, October 14, 2016
*Also picked up by Nasdaq

US Stocks Surge Before Pulling Back. The long-term postelection outlook looks positive.
Voice of America, October 14, 2016 

Protect your money: Look out for these uncertainties looming over the economy. Hourly wages have increased, which could favor stocks like Wal-Mart and Target, for example.
Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2016
*Also picked up by San Diego Union- Tribune

Commonwealth’s Brad McMillan Previews This Week. [Audio] Brad McMillan shares his thoughts on earnings and other data being released this week.
WSJ Podcasts, October 17, 2016 

Active Management Could Rise from the Dead. Is the tide turning from passive to active management?
Forbes, October 19, 2016 

Dumb chart predicts crash like 1987. Don’t be scared. Markets are still worrying, which is a good sign.
CNN Money, October 19, 2016 

Inflation and Everything Else. Inflation is getting better, but Brad McMillan says we’re not out of the woods yet.
Financial Advisor, October 20, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Remembering Black Monday. On the anniversary of Black Monday, Brad McMillan explores some lessons learned.
Advisor Perspectives, October 20, 2016 

Deals: Warning sign of a top? [Broadcast] Do big deals signal a market peak? Brad McMillan shares his thoughts on the market amid the recent AT&T and Time Warner merger.
CNBC, October 24, 2016
*Also picked up by MSN, Yahoo! News, and Nasdaq

SEC Imposes “Sweeping” Liquidity Rules for Mutual Funds, ETFs. Brad McMillan discusses the impact of the recently imposed SEC “sweeping” liquidity rules on advisors and investors.
ThinkAdvisor, October 24, 2016 

Mega-Mergers and the Market: Have We Reached the Top? The $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a big deal, but is it also a signal that the market is at its peak?
Forbes, October 26, 2016 

The Devil’s in the Emails: Stocks Drop as FBI Discovers New Clinton Missives. Today’s GDP report was a positive surprise, but as always, the devil’s in the details.
Barron’s, October 28, 2016 

US STOCKS-Wall St rises amid robust GDP data, mixed earnings. There is a tug-of-war going on; earnings are improving, while the election and the Fed are unknowns.
Yahoo! Finance, October 28, 2016
*Also picked up by Globe and Mail, Reuters, and Fox Business

Stocks wilt after new Clinton email inquiry. Political news causes uncertainty and stocks were down as a result.
Philadelphia Tribune, October 30, 2016
*Also picked up by Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Connecticut Post, Federal News Radio, Huron Daily Tribune, Times Union, Seattlepi.com, The Gazette, The Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Trib Live, and Newton Daily News


September

Strong jobs report Friday could break the market calm. Brad McMillan comments on how a strong jobs report could put added pressure on the Fed.
USA TODAY, September 1, 2016 

August Employment Report Preview. In the realm of economic data, the jobs report is king.
Financial Advisor, September 2, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Market Thoughts for September 2016. [Video] In terms of economic news, August was a good month: Hiring was strong, consumer confidence surprised to the upside, and consumer spending continued to increase. But with such low volatility, is there a reason to worry?
Advisor Perspectives, September 2, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

US created 151,000 jobs in August vs. 180,000 jobs expected. What does the employment report mean for the Fed rate hike?
CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, September 2, 2016
*Also picked up by CNBC

U.S. Stocks Rise After Jobs Report. A weak jobs report removes pressure on the Fed to increase rates.
Morningstar, September 2, 2016 

Stocks Turn Higher as Rate Hike Fears Dim. (Available to subscribers only.) Why Brad McMillan thinks the economy is in the sweet spot.
Barron’s, September 3, 2016 

Freaky fall looms for market after sleepy summer. September ranks as the worst month for stocks. 
CNBC, September 5, 2016
*Also picked up by Reuters

World Week Ahead: Will the Fed wait? The low volatility in August will most likely continue through September.
National Business Review, September 5, 2016 

September Market Preview. Brad McMillan takes a look back at why September is known to be a bad month for the market.
Financial Advisor, September 7, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Bad Day on the Stock Market. The market calm couldn’t last forever. Here’s why you shouldn’t overreact to the recent drop.
Financial Advisor, September 9, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Dow Drops Nearly 400 Points in Worst Day Since Brexit Battering. Given how long it’s been since any volatility was seen, this 400-point drop has a significant impact.
Forbes, September 9, 2016

Gimme Shelter: Dow Tumbles 394 Points as Calm Gives Way to Chaos. Despite a large drop, there is not enough reason to really start worrying quite yet.
Barron’s, September 9, 2016 

Market calm shattered: Dow closes down almost 400 points on rate fears. Investors need to stay calm and not overreact to changes in the market.
USA TODAY, September 9, 2016

US stocks tumble on interest-rate worries. Despite volatility, fundamentals of the economy remain relatively high.
Washington Post, September 9, 2016 

Bank rally on shaky legs as traders assess rate hike odds. The possibility of a rate increase means that banks can be expected to be engaging in more loans.
Reuters, September 10, 2016 

S&P 500 racks up sharpest rise since July. Stocks are not likely to fall anytime soon. 
Reuters, September 12, 2016
*Also picked up by INFORUM and Yahoo! Finance

Traders Bemoaning Lack of Shock, Awe in Markets Finally Get Some. Increased activity is expected as investors prepare for the fourth quarter of the year.
Bloomberg, September 13, 2016 

Boom Times Ahead (Did I Really Just Say That?) Everyone’s bracing for a downturn, but we should also consider the possibility of a boom.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, September 15, 2016 

What to Make of September Market Volatility. Brad McMillan takes a look at recent market volatility and the Fed’s role in it.
Forbes, September 15, 2016 

Experts Expect No Fed Rate Hike This Week. [Video] The Fed has never raised rates when market expectations were this low, and experts see no changes coming this month.
TheStreet, September 20, 2016 

Not Again: With Fed on Deck, Stocks Give Back Gains . . . Again. “Fear of financial market turmoil” will keep the Fed from raising rates.
Barron’s, September 20, 2016 

What Will the Fed Do? Brad McMillan asks, “To hike or not to hike?”
Financial Advisor, September 21, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Fed Holds but Hints at December Hike. Markets seem to be fine with the Fed’s suggestion of a December rate increase.
Financial Advisor, September 22, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Fundamentals Vs. Policy: It’s All About Growth. With employment and inflation picking up, the Fed and the market will be focusing on top-line growth.
Financial Advisor, September 22, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Nasdaq Clinches New Record as Fed Relief Pushes Rally into Day Two. The Fed signaled plans to keep rates lower for longer, and that’s perceived as good news.
TheStreet, September 22, 2016 

Buy bonds, buy stocks, sell risk, blame the Fed. Brad McMillan comments on the so-called “relief rally.”
MarketWatch, September 23, 2016 

Markets Step Back After Three-Day Rally. Even though economic data supports an interest rate hike, the Fed seems to be holding back due to internal pressure.
Voice of America, September 23, 2016 

Presidential Debate Preview. The market’s top rule for the candidates during the first presidential debate? Don’t be scary.
Financial Advisor, September 23, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Clinton-Trump debate showdown carries potential to sock it to stocks. Brad McMillan reflects on how the presidential debate will have an impact on the market.
MarketWatch, September 26, 2016
*Also picked up by Morningstar

Markets Will Pay Close Attention to the Debate. [Audio] When speaking to investors from the debate stage, here’s what each candidate should keep in mind.
Wall Street Journal’s Your Money Matters Podcast, September 26, 2016

U.S. stocks retreat on Deutsche Bank worries, Clinton-Trump debate. Markets react to uncertainty, a keyword of the 2016 election.
MarketWatch, September 26, 2016

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain after U.S. presidential debate; oil drops. How has the market reacted following the first presidential debate?
Business Insider, September 27, 2016
*Also picked up by Reuters, Yahoo! News, CNBC, Fiscal Times, StreetInsider, and Fortune

Investors Have Tepid Reaction to US Presidential Debate. A more thoughtful discussion on economic policies was missing from the presidential debate.
Voice of America, September 27, 2016 

Market Could Get Bumpy if Trump’s Odds Improve. Markets could be volatile throughout the election, so worry constructively.
Forbes, September 28, 2016 

Looking Ahead: 4 Big-Picture Themes. Policy versus fundamentals, young versus old, U.S. versus the world—investors should be keeping an eye on these themes.
Financial Advisor, September 30, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com and Advisor Perspectives

Outlook for October and the Fourth Quarter. What can we expect in October? Short answer: continued slow growth and range-bound markets.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, September 30, 2016


August

Don’t Have a Financial Advisor? Here’s Why You Need One. Most people can benefit from a little expert investment advice.
Forbes, August 1, 2016

Looking at Future Stock Returns. Here’s why many investors expect stock returns in the next few years to be lower than they’ve been in the past.
Financial Advisor, August 1, 2016 

Protectionism and Investing. Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. sounds like a good plan, but the biggest threat may be technology.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, August 2, 2016 

Market Thoughts for August 2016. Improving fundamentals, including job growth, helped boost markets in July, but lower levels of spending in the business sector weighed on GDP growth. Can we expect improvement in the second half of 2016?
Advisor Perspectives, August 3, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

U.S. sees jobs surge in July, as employers add 255,000. Brad McMillan comments on July’s impressive employment report, pointing out the creation of jobs in high-wage areas.
Boston Herald, August 6, 2016 

Economic Risk Factor Update: August 2016. Are negative economic trends taking a turn for the better? This month’s data suggests they might be.
Financial Advisor, August 8, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Oil jumps on OPEC hopes; dollar firms vs yen. Brad McMillan reflects on the record-high close following a strong jobs report.
Reuters, August 8, 2016
*Also picked up by CNBC, StreetInsider, and Fiscal Times

Stocks Fall as Energy Sector Weakens. Fluctuations in the stock indices are expected as stocks try to move higher.
Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2016
*Also picked up by Nasdaq

The Opposite of Productivity. Why is economic productivity so bad, and can we expect this trend to continue?
Financial Advisor, August 11, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com and Advisor Perspectives

Where Growth Comes From. Low business investment isn’t the only culprit in slow economic growth.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, August 11, 2016 

Stocks: Partying Like It’s 1999. What happens to stock prices when central banks turn off the stimulus?
Financial Advisor, August 15, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

The Trouble with “Low-Volatility” Strategies. Low-volatility products are all the rage, but each dollar that moves in is becoming more exposed to overweighted securities. (Post written by guest contributor Peter Essele, portfolio manager.)
AdvisorAnalyst.com, August 17, 2016

How Brexit Could Impact Your Real Estate Holdings. Could the Brexit vote be good news for U.S. real estate investors?
AdvisorAnalyst.com, August 19, 2016

This Stock Indicator Hasn’t Been This High Since the Start of the Last Bear Market. For the first time since December 31, 1999, three major U.S. stock indices closed at new all-time highs.
Money Magazine, August 19, 2016 

It’s Positive News for Housing and Manufacturing. Brad McMillan takes a look at last week’s economic data, plus what to expect in the week ahead.
Forbes, August 22, 2016 

Book Review: Connectography. Connectography makes a passionate argument for continued growth and human improvement through trade and connections, but is it realistic?
AdvisorAnalyst.com, August 26, 2016 

Closing Bell Exchange: Markets off Fed speak. [Broadcast] As the U.S. economy trends up and the international economy shows signs of improvement, where are the opportunities for investors?
CNBC, August 29, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com and Yahoo! Finance

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open little changed. Brad McMillan comments on the inevitable “flat” in the stock market after a very successful day.
Yahoo! Finance, August 30, 2016
*Also picked up by Reuters

What About the National Debt? The U.S. owes a heck of a lot of money. Fortunately, it’s a solvable problem.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, August 30, 2016 

Dow snaps six-month winning streak as energy sector tanks. September proves to be the month in the market when most people lose money, increasing investor caution.
MarketWatch, August 31, 2016
*Also picked up by Morningstar


July

Brexit and the Fourth of July. What’s the connection between Brexit and the Fourth of July? Opportunities.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 1, 2016

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open flat as rough week draws to a close. A rough week of gains and losses comes to a close, leaving Wall Street to open flat after the holiday.
Reuters, July 1, 2016

10-year Treasury yield hits record low. In the post-Brexit world, investors are looking to invest in safer, low-yield markets.
USA TODAY, July 5, 2016

Pressures in the market. [Broadcast] After a disappointing six-month period, are things turning around? Two huge headwinds—dollar strength and the collapse in oil—seem to be abating, a positive sign.
CNBC Squawk Box, July 5, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Market Thoughts for July 2016. Brexit sent the markets tumbling, and then a funny thing happened: The fear dissipated, and as investors started looking at the fundamentals, the markets began to recover.
Advisor Perspectives, July 5, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Positive Surprises Across the Board. Various areas, including consumer spending and manufacturing, showed improvement within the last week.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 5, 2016

Record-Low Interest Rates: Not Necessarily a Bad Thing. Do plunging interest rates signal a recession?
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 6, 2016

America’s earnings recession won’t go away. Despite the economy’s slow but steady growth, America’s earnings recession reaches its one-year mark.
CNN Money, July 7, 2016

Bankrate survey: Brexit vote changes few stock analysts’ forecast of so-so market. Despite the shocking outcome of the Brexit vote, it doesn’t seem that the stock market has been heavily affected.
Bankrate, July 7, 2016

Energy weighs on Wall St. but Costco shines. Gains in Costco and tech shares lifted the Nasdaq Composite, and employment figures beat expectations in June.
Reuters, July 7, 2016

Should We Be Worried About Record-Low Interest Rates? A drop in interest rates could work in the economy’s favor.
Forbes, July 7, 2016

Tesla Crashes, Faulty Airbags, and How We Perceive Risk. For investors, what shows up in the headlines is rarely what will matter over time.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 7, 2016 

US STOCKS-Wall St falls with energy shares, utilities. The June jobs report eases the Fed’s fears after poor May numbers.
CNBC, July 7, 2016 

Economic Risk Factor Update: July 2016. One month of data doesn’t a trend make, but some economic indicators are looking up.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 8, 2016 

How we get to “full employment.” Achieving full employment is a stated goal of Federal Reserve monetary policy, but how do we get there?
Marketplace, July 8, 2016 

US stocks and bond yields in record territory due to uncertainty. (Available to subscribers only.) While investors remain unsure over Fed policy, treasuries are at a low.
Financial Times, July 9, 2016 

Monday Update: More Positive Surprises. Service-sector and jobs data both surprised to the upside last week.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 11, 2016 

Seeming to shrug off Brexit, S&P closes at a record high. The S&P 500 performance indicates investors are willing to trade through market turmoil.
Washington Post, July 11, 2016 

Year of Pain Erased for Bulls as S&P 500 Surges Back to Record. The stock market returns to record levels after 13 months of turmoil.
Bloomberg, July 11, 2016 

Monthly Market Risk Update: July 2016. When it come to the market, high risk doesn’t necessarily equal immediate risk.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 12, 2016 

Stocks hit highs: What’s different this time. With the S&P 500 reaching record highs, investors’ nerves are finally calmed again, after a year of bad news.
USA TODAY, July 12, 2016 

Wall Street Racks Up New Records as Rally Continues. Fewer risks seem to exist in the market than before.
TheStreet, July 14, 2016 

All-time high playbook. [Broadcast] With markets returning to all-time highs, where are the opportunities? Consumer staples and financials.
CNBC Power Lunch, July 14, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com 

Should We Be Worried About the Chinese Currency? How big of a threat is yuan depreciation to U.S. stocks? It depends on whether the change is slow or sudden.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 14, 2016 

The Market’s New High Score. Should we be cheering about rising stock prices or worried about a bubble? Perhaps a little bit of both.
Financial Advisor, July 14, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com 

Wall St. Rises, Helped by Bank Stocks. Wall Street has beat expectations, keeping investors happy and the market advancing.
New York Times, July 14, 2016 

Wall Street Racks Up New Records as Rally Continues. The June jobs report brings some relief to the U.S. economy.
TheStreet, July 14, 2016 

Relief Rallies After FOMC Announcements: How Much Do Investors Care About Uncertainty? A look back at rate hike comments from December 2015.
ValueWalk, July 18, 2016 

Presidential Politics and the Stock Market. Status quo or major change? That’s what the market will be asking as the presidential election unfolds.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 20, 2016 

U.S. Financial Markets: Strength Amid Global Turmoil. As U.S. markets soar, global diversification is more important than ever.
Financial Advisor, July 20, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

More About Student Debt: A Justified Investment. Is going into debt for a college degree worth it? The data suggests it’s a smart move for many students.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 21, 2016 

Low Interest Rates and Possible Bubble Trouble. Are low interest rates creating bubble-like conditions?
Forbes, July 22, 2016

McMillan: What to Watch on Wall Street This Week. [Audio] U.S. markets rallied nicely after the Brexit vote, and more gains may be ahead.
Wall Street Journal’s Your Money Matters, July 23, 2016 

Monday Update: Housing Continues to Grow. Last week’s economic data was all about housing, with positive news on starts and sales.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 25, 2016 

Apple Inc. and Twitter Inc Earnings Previews. S&P saw a decline for the second consecutive day as there still lingers uncertainty over the Federal Reserve meeting and the release of earnings for both Apple and Twitter.
ValueWalk, July 26, 2016 

Looking at Future Bond Returns. What kind of return can today’s U.S. bond investors expect? It could be a little more than 2 percent (or much less).
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 26, 2016 

The Current Case for an ARM. Adjustable-rate mortgages may be the best way to finance your next home.
U.S. News & World Report, July 26, 2016 

Wall Street mixed, Apple impresses and Twitter disappoints. Wall Street produced mixed results, but looking to Federal Reserve to see if there will be an increase in rates.
Yahoo! News, July 26, 2016
*Also picked up by Reuters and ValueWalk 

Yen slips as central banks’ views leave stock mixed. According to the FOMC, near-term risks to the U.S. economy had diminished.
Reuters, July 27, 2016 

Looking at Future Portfolio Returns. How to solve the problem of lower returns in the future? Here are some general strategies.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 28, 2016 

GDP seen bouncing back in 2Q16. A few factors might explain why the projected growth figure for the second quarter might come in weaker than forecasted.
USA TODAY, July 29, 2016 

Looking at Future Stock Returns. Many investors expect stock returns in the next few years to be lower than they’ve been in the past.
Advisor Perspectives, July 29, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Rush from European equity funds goes on as $76bn pulled this year. (Available to subscribers only.) Uncertainty over the Brexit vote has caused decreased confidence in the rest of the world.
Financial Times, July 29, 2016 

Why You Should Have a Financial Advisor. Do you have a financial advisor? Most people can benefit from a little expert investment advice.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, July 29, 2016


June

U.S. stock funds record second-largest withdrawals this year: ICI. Thoughts on stock funds amid market uncertainty.
Reuters, June 1, 2016

May jobs report hangs over anxious market. Insight on a potential rate hike in June.
USA TODAY, June 2, 2016

What to Worry About: A Bear Market. What do the 10 bear markets of the last century have in common?
Financial Advisor, June 2, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Rally Interrupted as Jobs Data Leaves S&P 500 Unchanged for Week. U.S hiring weakened and stocks were rattled.
Bloomberg, June 3, 2016 

Market Thoughts for June 2016. A discussion on effects of improving economic conditions on the markets in May.
Advisor Perspectives, June 6, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Preparing for the Next Bear Market: What to Do Now. [Audio] Brad McMillan joins host John Wordock to discuss what investors should do now to prepare for the next bear market.
Wall Street Journal Your Money Matters, June 7, 2016

Bear Market Risks: Commodities and the Fed. Oil price spikes and Fed rate increases are two bear market risk factors worth looking into.
Financial Advisor, June 9, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

How to Spot a Bear Market. Crisis bear or confidence bear? If the drawdown is big, does it even matter? Duration-wise, it does.
Forbes, June 10, 2016

Risk Off: S&P, Nasdaq Erase Weekly Gains as Global Jitters Flare. Market optimism fades as British vote looms.
Fox Business, June 10, 2016 

Things Fall Apart? Thoughts on the Brexit Vote. Despite all the Brexit hype, we shouldn’t see a systemic crisis brewing. Here’s why.
Advisor Perspectives, June 12, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Brad McMillan on Bloomberg Radio's The Bloomberg Advantage. [Audio] A conversation on what Brexit means for the eurozone with program host Cory Johnson.
Bloomberg Radio’s The Bloomberg Advantage, June 13, 2016 

7 Questions and Answers About the Economy. Experts identify risks and possible rewards for investors to consider in the second half of the year. Consumer spending continues to grow and housing continues to improve.
U.S News & World Report, June 14, 2016 

Stocks Turn Lower in Final Minutes of Trading. Analysis of the Fed's June meeting and Janet Yellen's press conference from the Wall Street Journal's economy team.
Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2016
*Also picked up by Nasdaq

What Is the Market Really Saying? Weak employment, Brexit, and other recent worries don’t seem to faze the market.
Financial Advisor, June 16, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Robo-Advice and the Future of the Financial Industry. Robo-advice offers efficiency, but what about trust and experience?
AdvisorAnalyst.com, June 17, 2016 

The next president will likely face a recession. When will the U.S. face another recession?
CNN Money, June 19, 2016 

Monday Update: More of the Same. What to watch this week: housing stats, durable goods orders, and Brexit.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, June 20, 2016 

Countdown to the Brexit Vote. Stay or go? Whatever the outcome, the Brexit vote has changed the narrative around the EU.
Financial Advisor, June 22, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

McMillan: Brexit Do's and Don'ts for Investors. [Audio] Insights on how you should monitor Britain’s upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union.
Wall Street Journal Your Money Matters, June 22, 2016 

How to Be Wrong: Brexit Edition. No one can say what the economy or markets will do from day to day. The key is not to be wrong over the long term.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, June 23, 2016 

Beyond Brexit: The Longer-Term Risks. With all eyes on Brexit, a look at other threats that are flying under the radar.
Financial Advisor, June 23, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

Brexit After All. For the U.S., the direct effects of Britain leaving the EU are likely to be small.
Advisor Perspectives, June 24, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor and AdvisorAnalyst.com

US Stocks Erase 2016 Gains After Brexit Vote Triggers Global SellOff. Post-Brexit, the global markets went into a state of shock; however, the effects should be smaller for the U.S.
Forbes, June 24, 2016
*Also picked up in Forbes article, The 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Brexit

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open sharply lower after shock Brexit vote. Although stocks closed with significant losses, markets tend to be volatile at month end as investors rebalance accounts.
Reuters, June 24, 2016
*Also picked up by International Business Times

Brexit: Keep Calm, and Stay the Course. Short-term volatility should be all U.S. investors’ fear following Brexit.
WealthManagement.com, June 24, 2016 

Trade Gap Widens as Brexit Fallout Looms. Commentary on the real, indirect impacts of Brexit on the U.S.
U.S. News & World Report, June 27, 2016 

Monday Update: Brexit Raises Economic Risks. A recap of what, aside from Brexit, happened last week.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, June 27, 2016 

Will Brexit Crash the Stock Market? Despite some turbulence, the U.S. market’s reaction to Brexit appears reasonable.
Financial Advisor, June 28, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives and AdvisorAnalyst.com

What Brexit Crisis? Dow Jumps 270 Points as Fears Fade. Why Brexit is a crisis of confidence, not one of fundamentals.
Barron’s, June 28, 2016 

How Much Will the Brexit Vote Weigh on the U.S. Economy? [Video] A discussion on the economic fallout from the Brexit vote with program anchors David Gura, Vonnie Quinn, and Matt Miller.
Bloomberg Markets, June 28, 2016
*Also picked up by Yahoo! Finance

Why “Brexit” shock isn't killing stocks. Brad McMillan says the global reaction points to a real but limited impact.
USA TODAY, June 29, 2016 

The Brexit-battered pound is holding firm—and that bodes well for stocks. Last week’s U.K. vote will not bring about a financial crash.
MarketWatch, June 29, 2016 

Global Shares, Pound Rally as Brexit Concerns Soften; Oil Soars. Now that the initial reaction to Brexit has passed, the groundwork has been laid for a more organized and thoughtful response.
Bloomberg, June 29, 2016
*Also picked up by Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and MSN Money

Brexit fuels worries about expected U.S. earnings recovery. Expectations of an earnings recovery in the September quarter are due to recovering oil and stronger foreign currencies vs. the dollar.
Reuters, June 30, 2016
*Also picked up by Business Insider

3 Lessons from Brexit. As the Brexit turmoil dies down, here are a few encouraging lessons learned.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, June 30, 2016


May

Market Thoughts for May 2016. A look at how ongoing strength in job and income growth, expansion in the manufacturing sector, and other factors could lead to a fruitful spring.
Advisor Perspectives, May 2, 2016

Thoughts on Building a Retirement Portfolio. When it comes to your retirement portfolio, an income focus can help you stay on track.
Financial Advisor, May 2, 2016 

Cash is still king in U.S. economy, but spending's a drag. The U.S. economy isn't suffering from a shortage of money. There's plenty of cash in the system, but it just isn't moving much.
New York Daily News, May 2, 2016

Job outlook is strong for new college grads. Despite the recent slowdown, college graduates are entering the best job market since before the Great Recession.
Bankrate, May 2, 2016 

Spring’s Not Here Yet. From consumer spending to GDP, last week’s data disappointed, but there were a few bright spots.
Financial Advisor, May 3, 2016 

Monthly Market Risk Update: May 2016. The market still faces risks, but they’re not immediate.
Financial Advisor, May 4, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

The Presidential Race: Uncertainty Left and Right. It’s time to start paying closer attention to the presidential election—the market will be.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, May 5, 2016

Investments Not Doing So Well? This Might Be Why. A possible explanation for why investments may not be doing as well as hoped.
Forbes, May 5, 2016 

Treasury yields tumble for 2nd straight week on weak economic data. Treasury yields remained low, and there’s a lower-for-longer view on interest rates.
MarketWatch, May 6, 2016 

US STOCKS-Wall St reverses to trade up; S&P still down for week. Jobs data for May was positive overall.
Yahoo! Finance, May 6, 2016 

What Should Investors Watch This Coming Week? [Audio] Commentary on the week ahead on Wall Street.
Wall Street Journal Your Money Matters, May 7, 2016 

How to Sell High and Buy Low. Diversity and rebalance—sounds easy, so why is it so hard to do? Here’s a simple-sounding investment strategy that’s not so easy to pull off.
Financial Advisor, May 9, 2016 

U.S. companies brighten their earnings outlook. The weakening dollar and recovering oil prices should help earnings forecasts—reasons to stay positive.
Reuters, May 10, 2016
*Also picked up by Fortune

Stocks look to shift gears from stall speed. Current levels of volatility are driving down trading volume, leaving investors rattled.
USA TODAY, May 11, 2016 

Below Zero: Consumer Stocks Like P&G Can Shrug Off Negative Rates. To insulate your portfolio, look for investments that will do well in slow-growth environments.
TheStreet, May 11, 2016 

Black Swans and Wildfires. Trying to identify what everyone knows but is no longer true—that’s the key problem of investing.
Financial Advisor, May 12, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Commonwealth’s McMillan on Need for Consumer Spending. [Audio] How this week’s economic numbers will affect stocks and markets, and an outlook on the Federal Reserve with program hosts Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox.
Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock, May 16, 2016 

Bull Market Losing Big Ally as Buybacks Fall Most Since 2009. Corporate buybacks are a reason for concern.
Bloomberg, May 16, 2016 

A Simple Way to Keep Your Investment Biases in Check. How investors can mitigate the effects of their biases.
Forbes, May 18, 2016 

Financial Stocks Climb on Fed Minutes. Commentary on the Federal Reserve’s April meeting minutes.
Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2016 

Fed Flexes Muscle, June Rate Hike Still in Play. Due to a number of factors, a rate hike is more likely in July.
Fox Business, May 18, 2016 

Stocks close off highs after Fed minutes; financials gain more than 1.5%. Analysis of the Federal Reserve’s April meeting minutes.
CNBC, May 18, 2016
*Also picked up by International Business Times

Stocks erase gains as Fed minutes stoke rate-hike fears. What the Federal Reserve’s April meeting minutes mean for the economy.
MarketWatch, May 18, 2016

Financial Stocks Climb on Fed Minutes. Commentary on the likelihood of a rate increase after the Federal Reserve’s April meeting minutes.
Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2016 

Worried About the Election? Don't Revamp Your Portfolio Yet. Market turbulence is expected as the presidential race evolves. What should you do to prepare? In short: nothing.
Advisor Perspectives, May 20, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor
*Portions picked up by MarketWatch

What to do with your money as the Clinton-Trump race heats up. High up on the bears’ list of risks? The unusual U.S. presidential race that is already rattling many investors. Brad McMillan advises investors to do nothing.
MarketWatch, May 20, 2016 

Wall Street’s Songs of the Summer. A lighthearted look at what some Top 40 hits have to say about the stock market and economy.
Advisor Perspectives, May 23, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor

U.S. Stocks Jump as S&P 500 Has Best Day Since March. What the Federal Reserve statements mean for the markets.
Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2016 

The Real Story Behind a Fed Rate Increase. Will rate hikes sabotage the stock market? In Brad McMillan’s opinion, no.
Financial Advisor, May 25, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Is a June Rate Hike Good News for U.S. Stocks? Insight on what the Federal Reserve’s words indicate for the economy as a whole.
Benzinga, May 25, 2016 

Wage Growth and Spending: A Big-Picture Look. Higher wages may be set to drive a virtuous cycle of economic growth.
Financial Advisor, May 26, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Fed Officials Are Signaling a June Rate Hike, But Not Everyone Is Convinced. As Federal Reserve officials look ahead to their June meeting, let’s consider factors that may signal a turnaround for the economy.
International Business Times, May 26, 2016 

June risks could cause “summer of shocks.” Shocks that could upend markets should be seen as potential, not probable.
USA TODAY, May 31, 2016
*Also picked up by Commercial Appeal


April

Monthly Market Risk Update: April 2016. Several key factors that matter for the market are explained, starting with valuation levels.
Financial Advisor, April 1, 2016 

U.S. Tacks on 215K Jobs as Unemployment Rises. The nation’s hiring boom continued its momentum in March. If the job market continues to expand, the economy will be fine.
U.S. News & World Report, April 1, 2016
*Also picked up by the Washington Post

Market Thoughts for April 2016. From a rebound in oil prices, to a moderating dollar, to reasonably strong economic fundamentals, Brad McMillan explains how these factors have supported consumer confidence and what we might expect going forward.
Advisor Perspectives, April 4, 2016 

Slow But Real Economic Improvement. Signs of increasing confidence suggest consumer spending may change.
Financial Advisor, April 5, 2016 

Brad McMillan on Bloomberg Radio's Bloomberg Advantage 04/06/16. [Audio] Brad McMillan discusses his concerns about jobs and wages with Carol Massar and Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Advantage.
Bloomberg Radio, April 6, 2016

Economic Risk Factor Update: April 2016. Recent downward trends may be moderating.
Financial Advisor, April 6, 2016 

Top line growth will accelerate: CIO. [Broadcast] Joining CNBC's Closing Bell from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Brad McMillan forecasts earnings to come and discusses current market conditions with hosts Bill Griffeth and Kayla Tausche.
CNBC, April 6, 2016
*Also picked up by Yahoo! Finance

5 reasons why the stock rally has stalled. Market headwinds have created caution and skepticism with investors.
USA TODAY, April 7, 2016 

Earnings Expectations Drop, Setting Stage for Market Outperformance. A big drop in Q1 earnings expectations could mean big outperformance later.
Forbes, April 7, 2016 

Everybody's Worried About Growth. What’s behind slow growth? Brad McMillan explores the demographic data.
Financial Advisor, April 8, 2016 

Here's Why You'll See More Earnings Beats. [Video] Brad McMillan has a sit-down interview with Rhonda Schaffler on why we may see companies beat expectations going forward.
TheStreet, April 10, 2016 

Where Will Economic Growth Come From? What will boost economic growth? Brad McMillan takes a look at personal consumption and business investment.
Financial Advisor, April 11, 2016 

More Slow Progress. Are consumer prices expected to increase this month?
Financial Advisor, April 12, 2016 

CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Energy shares lead Wall St higher as earnings get into gear. Brad McMillan comments on how earnings have affected market performance.
Reuters, April 12, 2016 

Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis: Much Ado About Not Much. Debt crises like the one in Puerto Rico are something we’ll probably be seeing a lot more of.
Financial Advisor, April 13, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

How much upside from here? [Broadcast] Brad McMillan sits down for an interview with Power Lunch host Brian Sullivan on where the market can go from its current near-record high.
CNBC, April 13, 2016 

The Election and the Financial Markets. The presidential race has many investors worried, but it’s a long road to any major policy change.
Financial Advisor, April 14, 2016 

Transcript: Nightly Business Report – April 14, 2016. Brad McMillan looks at the markets, specifically, utilities and energy.
Nightly Business Report, April 14, 2016 

Economic Growth and the $15 Minimum Wage. Would a $15 minimum wage help or hurt the economy?
Financial Advisor, April 15, 2016 

Trump and Cruz predict stock market “crash.” Despite stock market concerns raised by Republican front-runners, experts still find the economy to be in decent shape.
CNNMoney, April 15, 2016 

How High Are Taxes, Really? Think taxes can’t go any higher? A look at history offers some perspective.
Financial Advisor, April 18, 2016 

New York Primary Results Should Help Reassure Markets. What would a Trump versus Clinton race mean for the markets and the economy?
Financial Advisor, April 21, 2016 

The Employment Boom Is Pretty Much Here. It sure looks like we’re in the early stages of a job boom.
Advisor Perspectives, April 21, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor and RIABiz

Higher Oil Prices: Be Careful What You Wish For. Could oil prices spike more than the market now thinks possible? It’s a question of supply and demand.
Forbes, April 22, 2016 

Housing Data Weak But Momentum Still Positive. Brad McMillan looks at this week’s data, providing a big-picture view of the economy.
Financial Advisor, April 26, 2016 

Why You Should Stop Worrying About Slow Growth. Worried about slow economic growth? Here’s a healthy dose of perspective.
Financial Advisor, April 27, 2016 

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as Apple weighs; Fed awaited. Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?
Reuters, April 27, 2016
*Also picked up by Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, CNBC, and FOX Business.

3 Prime Suspects in the Slow Economic Recovery. Several factors have been dragging on economic growth, but that may be starting to change.
Financial Advisor, April 29, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Apple Pain Sinks Market as S&P 500 Has Worst Week Since February. Apple’s pullback is something that’s going to have longer-term implications. Brad McMillan believes that with current market trading, “even the flyers can stumble.”
Bloomberg, April 29, 2016 

More Thoughts on Retirement Investing. Retirees needn’t shy away from exposure to stocks, as long as it’s managed thoughtfully.
AdvisorAnalyst.com, April 29, 2016 

Stock market dragged down by one bad Apple. Brad McMillan comments on Apple’s impact on the market and future implications.
Washington Post, April 30, 2016


March

What's the Right Bear Market Strategy? Although the energy sector has been performing poorly, U.S. companies overall have not been doing too badly.
ThinkAdvisor, March 1, 2016 

Watch What Consumers Do, Not What They Say. Last week was a mostly upbeat one for the economy—data showed consumer spending, industry stabilization, and growth in housing.
Financial Advisor, March 1, 2016 

Brad McMillan on Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock. [Audio] Analysis of positive reports, U.S. stocks, and the presidential election with program hosts Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox.
Bloomberg Radio, March 1, 2016 

Wall Street surges as data points to economic recovery. Encouraging data signals signs of stability and will factor into the Federal Reserve’s decision on whether to raise interest rates.
Economic Times, March 1, 2016
*Also picked up by Reuters and Business Recorder

5 Ways to Prepare for a Bear Market. Global concerns, including China and Europe, are adding to the negative sentiment among investors.
U.S. News & World Report, March 1, 2016 

It's All About the Jobs. Why the one economic statistic you should be watching is jobs.
Financial Advisor, March 2, 2016 

Market Thoughts for March 2016. Why did the pullback happen in February, what caused the recovery, and what does March have in store? Here are Brad McMillan’s macroeconomic suggestions.
Advisor Perspectives, March 2, 2016 

Monthly Market Risk Update. Five critical factors to watch include valuation levels, changes in valuation levels, margin debt, changes in margin debt, and the buffet indicator.
Financial Advisor, March 3, 2016 

Looking for the Next Crisis. Where will the next systemic crisis arise? There are two real candidates: Japan and Europe.
Financial Advisor, March 4, 2016 

Job creation up in February, but wages lag. Growth in the size of the U.S. workforce in February was a good sign for the financial markets.
Bankrate, March 4, 2016 

Economic Risk Factor Update: March 2016. A summary of the current challenges our economy faces.
Advisor Perspectives, March 6, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor

How would a Donald Trump presidency affect the stock market? Market volatility is expected to remain throughout the presidential election, and possibly beyond.
Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2016
*Also picked up by Detroit News

The Stock Market: Reasons for Optimism. Is the stock market recovery for real? Here are a few reasons to feel optimistic.
Advisor Perspectives, March 9, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor

The Presidential Election and Free Trade. Free trade certainly has its trade-offs. Here’s an analysis of the costs and benefits.
Financial Advisor, March 10, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Road to Nowhere: S&P 500, Dow Finish Flat as ECB Uses Bazooka. Brad McMillan explains why the European Central Bank’s measures need to be stronger to pull off a sustainable recovery.
Barron’s, March 10, 2016 

ECB Stimulus: A Desperate Move? The European Central Bank is doubling down on stimulus, but will it be enough to save the European economy?
Financial Advisor, March 11, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

5 Things to Know About the Economy This Week. One of the most notable economic developments this week was the European Central Bank’s interest rate drop. Brad McMillan comments on what this means for the economy.
U.S. News & World Report, March 11, 2016 

What to Expect Now from the Federal Reserve. Brad McMillan explains why it is unlikely that investors will see a rate hike this month.
U.S. News & World Report, March 11, 2016 

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Lockheed Martin, ExxonMobil, Braskem S.A., Antero Resources and Renewable Energy Group. Stocks in the defense sector should see gains down the line.
Nasdaq, March 11, 2016 

Monday Update: Quiet But Positive. Major economic releases this week include data on consumers, housing, and industry.
Financial Advisor, March 14, 2016 

Are You Ready for . . . the Coming Economic Boom? Is an economic boom brewing? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Financial Advisor, March 14, 2016 

When looking closely at the U.S. stock market, you'll find things aren't that bad. Volatility has been within reason, and there’s hope that earnings will begin to pick up over the next few quarters.
MarketWatch, March 15, 2016 

Changing Political Trends: The U.S. and Europe. Unless the U.S. economy improves, expect immigration to remain a hot topic.
Advisor Perspectives, March 16, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor

Oil trades above $40 first time 2016. [Broadcast] Brad McMillan discusses global risks and the markets on CNBC’s Power Lunch with program coanchor Brian Sullivan.
CNBC, March 17, 2016
*Also picked up by Yahoo! Finance

4 Components of Recession (and Why We're Not Close to One Yet). Boom or recession? Brad McMillan thinks the economy’s path lies somewhere in the middle.
Forbes, March 18, 2016 

The Student Loan Problem (or Is It?). Is a student loan crisis looming? The risk may not be as high as many fear.
Financial Advisor, March 18, 2016 

Will We Have a Depression? Brad McMillan explains why we are likely not in for another Great Depression any time soon.
Financial Advisor, March 21, 2016 

The Velocity of Money: Safe at Any Speed? What is the velocity of money, and should we be worried about it?
Financial Advisor, March 22, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open flat as investors keep off risk. Investors backed away from risk this week, and Brad McMillan speaks to the likelihood of market improvement.
Reuters, March 23, 2016 

Dollar rally weighs on oil to gold as US stocks extend decline. Investor confidence continues to fluctuate, according to Brad McMillan.
Bloomberg, March 23, 2016

Wall St Week Ahead-Economic data could put stocks back on higher path. Average key economic numbers were released this week, and we’re seeing a “return to normal.”
Reuters, March 24, 2016
*Also picked up by Yahoo! Finance and Fortune

The Growing Money Supply—Not a Risk. The faster the money supply grows, the worse the economy does? Not quite.
Financial Advisor, March 24, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Policy response to terror could impede market. Terror attacks tend to have a short-term negative impact on stocks, but Brad McMillan points out Europe’s current challenge with integration that could affect the European economy.
USA Today, March 24, 2016 

Interest Rates: Lower for Longer, or Faster and Farther? It’s hard to say what the Fed is thinking when it comes to interest rates.
Financial Advisor, March 25, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Despite Disappointing News, Slow Growth Should Continue. After disappointing economic news last week, there could be another strong jobs report soon.
Financial Advisor, March 28, 2016 

Week Ahead: Economic Data Includes Monthly Jobs Report. Investors are in a “show-me phase” and are eagerly awaiting earnings data.
Fox Business, March 28, 2016 

Inflation: Three Shades of Gray. What’s the difference between CPI, core CPI, and PCE? Get up to speed on these key measures of inflation.
Financial Advisor, March 30, 2016 

Yellen on Interest Rates: Lower for Longer. The word on interest rates is lower for longer.
Forbes, March 31, 2016 

A Preview of the March Employment Report. Here’s what to look for in the March jobs report.
Advisor Perspectives, March 31, 2016
*Also picked up by AdvisorAnalyst.com

Experts see a wide range of potential challenges for the stock market this year. What forces will be the biggest drivers for stocks over the next year? In Brad McMillan’s opinion, continued economic growth and normalization of the energy markets will be key.
Bankrate, March 31, 2016


February

A Look Back at 2015: Lessons Learned. What does 2015 have to teach us about 2016? Brad McMillan says that many of last year’s trends are still in play.
Financial Advisor, February 2, 2016 

Market Thoughts for February 2016. [Video] In his Market Thoughts video series for February, Brad McMillan discusses January market performance, which was the worst we’ve seen since the financial crisis. Why did it happen, is it likely to get worse, and what can we do about it?
Advisor Perspectives, February 3, 2016 

Studies in Economic Failure: Japan Edition. Is the U.S. economy headed the way of Japan’s? Here’s why Brad McMillan isn’t too worried about deflationary collapse.
Financial Advisor, February 4, 2016 

Market Comeback Erases Most of Day's Losses. Despite the slowdown, Brad McMillan notes that a recession should not be in the cards.
TheStreet, February 9, 2016 

Bear Market Ahead? Market risk is rising, but Brad McMillan thinks the data suggests a pullback, not a crash.
Financial Advisor, February 9, 2016 

If you’re bearish, it’s wrong time to bail now: Pro. [Broadcast] Brad McMillan recently joined Power Lunch to discuss recent market volatility and how politics could affect investing, particularly in the health care sector.
CNBC, February 10, 2016 

Two charts that tell investors we won't get a stock meltdown, but brace anyway. Brad McMillan comments that indicators show we’re in for a deeper market pullback, but not a meltdown.
MarketWatch, February 10, 2016 

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares plunge on global growth, bank fears; U.S. yields fall. With stock indices stumbling worldwide, Brad McMillan points to ineffective central bank policy.
Reuters, February 11, 2016 

Market tumult enters new, scary phase. Investor fear is high, and Brad McMillan attributes a recent sell-off specifically to the European banking system.
USA TODAY, February 12, 2016 

What the Heck Is Going On in the Markets? Markets are rattled, but Brad McMillan believes the U.S. has a solid economic foundation to weather the storm.
Financial Advisor, February 12, 2016 

Friday Stock Rebound Eases a Brutal Week. Stocks managed to rally from lows, and Brad McMillan points to the end of the negative first-quarter earnings season as a positive outlook.
Barron's, February 13, 2016 

China stocks in focus after ringing in “Year of the Monkey.” Will a downturn in Chinese stocks have a meaningful effect on U.S. markets? If all things remain constant, the effect will be short-lived and limited, according to Brad McMillan.
MarketWatch, February 13, 2016 

Trader fears may trigger recession. Fear of a recession could affect corporate earnings. In Brad McMillan’s view, the economy is in relatively good shape for the average person and has a positive outlook.
Bloomberg Business (via Boston Herald), February 14, 2016 

4 Global Risks That Should Be on U.S. Investors' Radar. Which global risks should be on U.S. investors’ radar? Here are four big ones, according to Brad McMillan.
Forbes, February 18, 2016 

Digging Deeper on Negative Interest Rates. Negative interest rates in the U.S.? Brad McMillan doesn’t think we’ll see them anytime soon.
WealthManagement.com, February 23, 2016
*Also picked up by Financial Advisor

Economy Still Reeling from West Coast Slowdown. After a prolonged labor dispute slowed trade up and down the West Coast, Brad McMillan comments on how the issue is restricting domestic economic growth.
U.S. News & World Report, February 23, 2016 

Opportunities in Adversity: Oil. Low oil prices are worrisome, but Brad McMillan thinks this slump may also present opportunities.
Financial Advisor, February 24, 2016 

Low oil prices may signal end of economic weakness, not beginning. Pointing to history, Brad McMillan comments a drop in oil could be a signal that the worst of the economic downturn is behind us.
MarketWatch, February 24, 2016 

Opportunities in Adversity: The Dollar. Is the dollar set for a decline? And if so, how can investors take advantage of it? Brad McMillan takes a closer look.
Financial Advisor, February 25, 2016

Why the Presidential Race Will Continue to Rattle Markets. Why is the presidential election expected to rattle the markets? Brad McMillan presents two big reasons.
Forbes, February 26, 2016


January

China's growth to drop below 5% in this “gray swan” scenario. Will market interventions occur in China? Chinese authorities may have no choice but to step in.
MarketWatch, January 4, 2016 

Global Moment: Saudi Arabia, China and the U.S. Markets. Brad McMillan offers thoughts on recent changes in oil prices, as well as a drop in the Chinese market.
Financial Advisor, January 5, 2016 

Why the Dollar Will Surge Again. Will differing policies between the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve create trouble for investors? Brad McMillan reflects on this “policy divergence.”
U.S. News & World Report, January 5, 2016

Shanghai stocks to plunge 27% in 2016, analyst says. Although U.S. fundamentals remain solid, skepticism about the Chinese market will briefly affect the U.S.
MarketWatch, January 5, 2016

Market Thoughts for January 2016. [Video] Brad McMillan shares his thoughts on the condition of the market in 2015, as well as expectations for economic recovery in 2016.
Advisor Perspectives, January 6, 2016 

China’s Market Plunge: It’s All About Oil. Brad McMillan offers an in-depth analysis of the state of the Chinese market, from precipitating factors to future projections.
Forbes, January 6, 2016 

Wall Street takes another heavy hit. Brad McMillan reflects on the aftermath of the melting down of the “second largest economy on the planet.”
DailyMail.com, January 6, 2016 

Should investors worry about North Korea? Brad McMillan shares his view on North Korea’s impact on the markets.
CNN Money, January 7, 2016 

For many stocks on Wall Street, it's already a bear market. Brad McMillan comments on recent market concerns.
Reuters, January 7, 2016 

Bloodbath: Dow Tumbles Nearly 400 Points for Worst Start in History, Nasdaq Corrects. Brad McMillan comments on how Chinese turbulence is affecting the global market.
Barron’s, January 7, 2016 

It's All Bad News for Markets Buckling Under China, Fed, Economy. Investor fear has consumed the market so far in 2016.
Bloomberg Business, January 7, 2016 

US stocks sink in worst week since 2011. Brad McMillan shares his thoughts on the market’s response to China’s continued problems.
Business Standard, January 9, 2016 

Are We Headed for Another Financial Crisis Like 2008? Although fear caused by the recent market decline rises, Brad McMillan addresses the question, “Is this normal?”
Forbes, January 12, 2016 

Why Oil Prices Are Declining. What’s behind the falling price of oil? As usual, it’s all about supply and demand.
Financial Advisor, January 13, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

GLOBAL MARKETS-Struggling oil dips below $30; Wall St rally stalls. Brad McMillan provides an analysis on oil, a pivotal indicator of the global economy.
Reuters, January 13, 2016 

As Fear Escalates, Should You Get Out of the Markets? Brad McMillan comments on recent market concerns—volatility in China, plummeting oil prices, and rising debt levels.
Forbes, January 14, 2016 

Assume these defensive positions. [Video] Brad McMillan claims that continued development in employment, wages, and overall consumer savings will help accelerate growth in the U.S.
CNBC, January 14, 2016 

U.S. stock market strategists not ready for the bear yet. With 2016 off to a bad start, it’s a challenge to predict more than modest returns.
Fiscal Times, January 14, 2016 

As the S&P 500 shoots below the moving averages, how much more should we worry? Reflecting on the current state of the confidence-driven bear market, Brad McMillan predicts this may be short-lived.
RIABiz, January 15, 2016 

Market Drop Due to “Cracking” Investor Confidence, Not Recession. If corporate earnings remain steady, Brad McMillan argues for a short-lived duration of the current bear market.
ThinkAdvisor, January 15, 2016 

Market Plunges Deeper, but No Recession in Sight. Brad McMillan offers thoughts on the short-term damage resulting from the changes in the market thus far.
Financial Advisor, January 18, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives

Market hoping for earnings season boost. Positive corporate earnings could help the mood on Wall Street.
CNBC, January 18, 2016 

Low Oil Prices Hammer Market. The collapse in oil prices is bad news for some major U.S. adversaries.
Financial Advisor, January 20, 2016
*Also picked up by Advisor Perspectives, Barron's, and Los Angeles Times

The Bungee Jump Market. Brad McMillan provides a look at historical data from similar situations in the past to further expound on bumpy market activity.
Financial Advisor, January 21, 2016
*Also picked up by Wall Street Journal

US stocks advance after signals from European Central Bank. Are market conditions as bad as they seem? Brad McMillan offers insight on daily buying and selling market trends.
Globe.com, January 21, 2016

The Road to Recession. A recession is inevitable at some point, but these four signals suggest it won’t be soon.
Financial Advisor, January 22, 2016 

Apple, Amazon headline crucial week for Wall Street quarterly results. Will wage-income growth continue to dictate consumer spending? Some concerns for consumers exist.
MarketWatch, January 23, 2016 

Ryan Report – January 24, 2016. [Video] Brad McMillan takes part in an in-depth interview with host Don Ryan, discussing the markets and expectations for 2016.
The Ryan Report, January 25, 2016 

More Wild Swings for Stocks as Oil Dictates Direction. Brad McMillan offers his thoughts on the oil decline, as well as the energy sector’s poor performance.
TheStreet, January 26, 2016 

The Costs of Low Oil Prices. Brad McMillan reflects on the lasting costs associated with low oil prices.
Financial Advisor, January 27, 2016 

Big money is betting against Saudi Arabia. With low oil prices, the Saudi stock market is plunging, and questions on the country’s stability arise.
CNNMoney, January 27, 2016 

A fresh look at the seemingly preposterous notion that cheap oil is somehow harmful. The gap between market prices and the prices most states need to maintain their legitimacy will persist.
RIABiz, January 28, 2016 

Why the Weak GDP Report Is Nothing to Worry About. Growth remains positive and, on a year-to-year basis, is not nearly as bad as the quarterly figure suggests.
Financial Advisor, January 29, 2016 

6 Questions About the Stock Market in 2016. Brad McMillan offers his thoughts on the likelihood that the U.S. is headed for a recession and if stocks are heading for a bear market.
U.S. News & World Report, January 29, 2016

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