The writers who contribute to Hollencrest’s Perspectives

Financial Strength versus Price Strength

November 2nd, 2017|by Michael Ashley Schulman, The Big Picture|

Marc ChagallThe rising trend in asset prices known as global asset reflation is not over; improving economic conditions continue to provide a global tailwind to assets. The largest central banks in the world have spent the last nine years and over $12 trillion […]

Global Economy Remains Upbeat, and That Creates Unease

May 11th, 2017|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Big Picture|

Taste is not everything ;)

The world economy remains reasonably upbeat, and that creates unease.

  • U.S. companies are up and the Fed on track for rate rises
  • Puerto Rico is belly up, but France (and the European Union) are holding together
  • 100 days […]

Stock Market’s Demise has been Called by Pundits

February 3rd, 2017|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives|

The demise of the stock market has been called by pundits for almost a year with different reasons cited; an earnings recession, a real recession, expectations of declining margins, Chinese yuan depreciation, rising Donald Trump polls, Brexit, Trump’s win, valuation metrics, upcoming European elections, […]

Fed on Track to Hike Rates in December

September 21st, 2016|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Here and Now|

Photograph by Michael Ashley

The U.S. Federal Reserve (The Fed) appears firmly on track for a December hike after leaving the federal funds rate unchanged today at ¼ to ½ percent.

Today’s Federal Reserve’s Open Market […]

Stock Prices Have An Alibi

August 12th, 2016|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Big Picture|

Unicorn AlibiSummary:

  • High and low markets provide similar anxieties
  • European banks remain a source of Bear Stearns type risk
  • LIBOR rates are rising even as central banks keep their own rates low
  • Nonetheless, earnings determine asset […]