june 25, 2018
The adage that it is a market of stocks, not a stock market, continues to ring true. The S&P 500 index remains range-bound, refusing to respond to the strong fundamentals of the improving US and global economies. Some blame trade tensions, but most of the companies affected aren't likely to fail even from strong-arm negotiations over tariffs and other trade policies. I continue to spot many companies that are above the fray of the general stock market. Whole industries continue to flourish and are rewarding shareholders with ample dividends and stock appreciation.