Market & Economy Report: Q4 2019

on October 09, 2019 |By Tim Doyle | Market & Economy
Several weeks ago, I lay in bed fast asleep - no doubt dreaming about stock rallies and lifelong bull markets – when I was woken by a noise from down the hall. My two-year-old, who is typically a great sleeper like his Dad, had woken up at 3 a.m. and was calling frantically for ‘Mama’ and ‘Dada’. I sat up in bed, mumbled to my wife “I’ve got this one” and sleepily trudged down the hallway. After a few moments of soothing talk, my son’s mood instantly changed, and he excitedly pointed to his bookshelf asking “read book?!” I immediately realized that I had fallen for one of the classic parenting blunders, and had walked directly into a 2-year-old’s trap. Defeated, I told him that we would read only one book, then it would be time to go back to bed. Of course, several minutes later upon finishing Bear Snores On, he pointed to his bookshelf again saying “That one! That one!”, and I couldn’t help but smirk and roll my eyes. If you know anything about children, you’ll know that they’ll always try to push boundaries and ask for more, whether it be reading books, eating a treat, or asking for more playtime before bed.  
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Market & Economy Report: Q3 2019

on July 10, 2019 |By Tim Doyle | Market & Economy
Years ago, I thought it might be a new and exciting challenge to participate in a sprint triathlon here in Colorado.  After all, the Centennial State is filled with active adventure-seekers, so I wanted in on some of the action. As I stood on the banks of a frigid lake donned in a form-fitting wetsuit at 7 a.m. on the morning of the event, I began to have second thoughts.  A steady wind made the lake very choppy. In fact, the one lasting memory I have of the triathlon – aside from the breath-stealing gut punch from when I first entered the 51-degree water – was realizing how difficult it was to navigate once I began my swim. Arms and legs - including my own - flailed around me, and the choppy water made it nearly impossible to spot the marker-buoys that outlined the swim course.  After several minutes, I found myself gradually drifting off course which added precious minutes to my overall time.  
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Market & Economy Report: Q2 2019

on April 18, 2019 |By Tim Doyle | Market & Economy
There are few better ways to welcome spring each year than by spending an afternoon at Coors Field with a rockies dog in-hand and a cold beverage within reach. It never fails that every time I’m at a baseball game, the 7th inning stretch rolls around and I’m reminded that there are two types of baseball fans:  
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