March To Come In Like A Lion…

March To Come In Like A Lion…

March can be a wild month when it comes to the weather. There is an old saying; March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. March of 2019 could be a month where a lion may not be a ferocious enough beast when it comes to the potential for market volatility.

Recently, the Financial Times of London wrote of March Madness, and they were not talking about college basketball.


Thursday, markets got a taste of what is coming at us in the month ahead.



  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 220.77 points of 0.87 percent
  • The S&P 500 declined by 25.56 points or 0.94 percent
  • The NASDAQ fell 86.93 points of 1.18 percent
  • Crude oil moved $1.37 per barrel lower to $52.64
  • Gold did not change much at $1314.20 down just 20 cents


If the schedule for March is any indication, we could see a return of the trading conditions from the final quarter of 2018. The brackets for basketball are still not ready, but the Market March Madness is staring us in the face

  • The US government faces another shutdown as the three-week reprieve will expire in mid-February
  • March 2- The deadline for the trade negotiations between the US and China
  • March 29- The line in the sand for a hard Brexit


I will be watching lots of basketball in March, but my attention will be on the markets as a return to late 2018 conditions could be on the horizon. 

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