Managing Principal, Chief Economist and Investment Strategist

Marvin R. Clark is the Managing Principal of Monsoon Wealth Management (MWM). Monsoon offers affluent individuals and business owners’ wealth management, economic, and market advice throughout America.

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Decision Day
The Federal Reserve Federal Open Market Committee wrapped up its two-day meeting on monetary policy. They left interest rates unchanged and in a statement, said they would begin running off their $4.5 trillion balance sheet “relatively soon”.
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Close But No Cookies
The S&P 500 index, the Nasdaq Composite and the Russell 2000 all closed at record highs. The Dow is close but no cookies.
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Big Earnings Week
Stocks were mixed, with tech shares leading the way and the Nasdaq Composite closed at another record high.
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Focus On Earnings
Stocks pulled back from record highs earlier this week. For the week, the Dow fell 0.3% but the S&P 500 is up 0.5% and the Nasdaq added 1.2%. The Nasdaq is coming off a 10-day string of gains, matching its longest streak since Feb. 24, 2015.
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Sparring
The Dow and the S&P fell slightly from record highs, while the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 squeaked out new record highs. It was close, but the MSCI Emerging Markets Index of stocks managed to eke out its ninth straight increase.
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Quads
The Dow Industrials, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 all closed at record highs on Wednesday. This is the first time all 4 indexes closed at a record high on the same day since March 1st.
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T Minus One
6 months ago

Happy New Year! Aren't you full of optimism. Whatever happens next, happens next.

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A Dodgy Day
1 year ago

Too true. Although, I think full stagflation will not arrive until we are on the other side of the upcoming recession.

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Japan Has Dropped Back Into Deflation
1 year ago

There will be pushback: ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/09/25/2140904/monetary-stimulus-doesnt-work-the-way-you-think-it-does-redux/?

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Japan Has Dropped Back Into Deflation
1 year ago

Almost the season for what? We have already entered a cyclical bear, too many sectors and too many leaders have broken down, and we are nearer to the next recession than we are to the last recession.

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Whatever Happened To Optimism ?
1 year ago

If you are right Janet Yellen will have no problem raising interest rates this month.

Fuld Again - Financial Review
2 years ago

I publish Fixed Income Daily. Dr. Noe will appreciate your kind words.(BTW, my acerbic wit isn't chopped liver...)

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The Sun Might Come Out In 2Q
2 years ago

As always, I value your thoughts and again I agree that a new chapter for the global economy is beginning. Business cycles are never repealed. Politicians and businessmen pretend that they do - until they don't. We will look back on 2008-2015 as the first chapter of the 21st century, waving goodbye nostalgically to those notions, customs, and memes that forged the second half of the 20th century into a golden time, if only in our memories, more so, than our actual experiences.

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November Jobs Report – Progress Not Perfection
2 years ago

MKW, good to here from you. I agree, the natural business cycle has not been repealed. Eventually, another recession will occur.

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Game On: Market Day In Review
2 years ago

Dr. K,

Thanks for your kind words. It's easy to write about common sense and facts.

M

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CTL CenturyLink Inc.
CVV CVD Equipment Corporation
DFS Discover Financial Services
DIS The Walt Disney Company
DRV Direxion Daily Re
DSM Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund Inc.
GGN The Gabelli Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GZPFY GAZPROM NEFT
IAE ING Asia Pacific High Dividend Equity Income Fund
IHD ING Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund
IID ING International High Dividend Equity Income Fund
JPC Nuveen Multi-Strategy Income and Growth Fund
JPZ Nuveen Equity Premium Income Fund
KO The Coca-Cola Company
LOCO El Pollo Loco
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
MVF BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc
NAZ Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Municipal Fund
NQU Nuveen Quality Income Municipal Fund
SSS Sovran Self Storage Inc.
T AT&T Inc.
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
TWTR Twitter Inc
UA Under Armour Class C
UHAL Amerco
UPWT ULTRA PURE WATER TEC
UVXY PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II
VGM Invesco Van Kampen Trust for Investment Grade Municipals
VIX VOLATILITY S&P 500
VIXY PROSHARES VIX SHORT-TERM FUT
VZ Verizon Communications
YANG Direxion Daily China 3x Bull
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The Marvin Clark Daily
2012 - Present (5 years 7 months)
A digital newspaper to read and to share with your circles around the world.
Managing Principal, Chief Economist, and Investment Strategist
Monsoon Wealth Management LLC
June 2007 - Present (10 years 3 months)
Macroeconomic Consulting. Private wealth preservation & risk management. Portfolio management.
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Seeking Alpha
June 2008 - September 2012 (4 years 4 months)
Fixed Income Specialist II
Charles Schwab
December 1997 - May 2007 (9 years 7 months)
Regional Sales Representative
ING Nederland
December 1994 - July 1996 (1 year 8 months)

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California State University-Long Beach - College of Business Administration
1973 / 1978
International Marketing
Jamestown College
1972 / 1972
General Studies

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