Hale Stewart

About the Author Hale Stewart

Hale Stewart spent 5 years as a bond broker in the late 1990s before returning to law school in the early 2000s. He is currently a tax lawyer in Houston, Texas. He has an LLM from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in domestic and international taxation where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and is also a Chartered Asset Manager, Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Trust and Estate Planner from the American Academy of Financial Management. He is the author of the book US Captive Insurance Law. You can read him daily at the Bonddad blog (www.bonddad.blogspot.com).

A Steep Drop In Oil More Likely Forecasts The Bottom, Not Beginning, Of Any Global Recession

Via Jeff Miller we learn that Wall Street traders think that if oil falls to $30/barrel, that would be a sign of a …

U.S. Equity Market Week In Review For The Week Of January 19-23: The Consolidation Continues

One of my favorite themes in looking at charts – one that I return to fairly often – is perspective. While one time …

International Economic Week In Review: Commodity Sell-Off Is A Supply And Demand Problem

While oil’s precipitous price drop has garnered most of the headlines, the rest of the commodities complex has also been under selling pressure. …

About That Awful Retail Sales Report

Yesterday saw the second anomalous horrible number in 4 days from the Census Bureau. Last Friday it was a big decline in average …

International Economic Preview For The Week Of January 12-16

The following releases will have a disproportionate impact on the market next week: Monday Chinese Exports: The Chinese slowdown was one of the …

Civeo: Not Really A Value Play

Over at Seeking Alpha, Connor Gannon has a very interesting article up about a company called Civeo (NYSE:CVEO), which is currently trading at …

Marking My 2014 Forecast To Market: I Plead The Polar Vortex

In my forecast for 2014 one year ago, I called for continued growth, but “A year of deceleration”: In conclusion, unless we expect …

Starbucks Is Still One Heck Of A Growth Play

According to their 10-K, Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, operating in 65 countries. …

November Housing Sales: A Detailed Look

With all of the important housing sales reports in for November, let’s take a detailed look at that market. Let me start out …

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