I stumbled across an interesting statistic today.  Our friends from Dorsey Wright & Associates pointed out something about the US Dollar today.  Since 1985, there have been 11 ‘rising dollar’ environments, and 11 ‘falling dollar’ environments.  During the ‘rising dollar’ periods, SPX averaged +15.52%, but during the ‘falling dollar’ periods, SPX still averaged +14.13%.  Moral of the story is that while a falling US Dollar is beneficial to international markets and other areas, US indices such as the S&P 500 are relatively unaffected by the US Dollar.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:

‘Expected Risk’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth Of Common Sense

‘Contestants in the 2017 Conflict of Interest Olympics’ – Anthony Isola – A Teachable Moment

‘Don’t Try to Time Factor Strategies’ – Alex Bryan – Morningstar

‘High Fees A Continued Drag on Active Funds’ – Todd Rosenbluth – ETF.com

‘Every “Unified Republican Government” Ever Has Led To A Financial Crash’ – Josh Brown – The Reformed Broker