About Joseph Y. Calhoun III

Give us a call today at 1-888-777-0970 or via email at info@alhambrapartners.com and we’d be happy to arrange for one of our investment professionals to discuss your situation with you – completely complimentary. Let’s start the conversation today. Joe Calhoun is the President of Alhambra Investments, an SEC-registered Investment Advisory firm doing business since 2006. Joe developed Alhambra's unique all-weather, multiple asset class portfolios.

Weekly Market Pulse: The Market Did What??!!

By |2021-04-19T07:11:25-04:00April 18th, 2021|Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Markets, Real Estate, Stocks, Taxes/Fiscal Policy|

One of the most common complaints I hear about the markets is that they are "divorced from reality", that they aren't acting as the current economic data would seem to dictate. I've been in this business for 30 years and I think I first heard that in year one. Or maybe even before I decided to lose my mind and [...]

Weekly Market Pulse: Nothing To See Here. No, Really. Nothing.

By |2021-04-12T07:58:44-04:00April 12th, 2021|Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets, Real Estate, Stocks|

The answer to the question, "What should I do to my portfolio today (this week, this month)? is almost always nothing. Humans, and especially portfolio managers, have a hard time believing that doing nothing is the right response....to anything...or nothing. We are programmed to believe that success comes from doing things, not not doing things. And so, often we look [...]

Weekly Market Pulse: Buy The Rumor, Sell The News

By |2021-04-05T07:44:47-04:00April 4th, 2021|Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Markets, Real Estate, Stocks, Taxes/Fiscal Policy|

There's an old saying on Wall Street that one should "buy the rumor, sell the news", a pithy way to express the efficient market theorem. By the time an event arrives, whatever it may be, the market will have fully digested the news and incorporated it into current prices. And then the market will move on to anticipating the next [...]

Weekly Market Pulse: Perception is Reality

By |2021-04-04T12:53:08-04:00March 29th, 2021|Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Markets, Real Estate, Stocks|

It is said that there are two types of people in this world. Those who see the glass as half full and those who see it as half empty. On Wall Street, we call them bulls and bears. A bull can see an economic report and perceive it in a way that seems wholly illogical, misguided, and downright stupid to [...]

Weekly Market Pulse: Much Ado About Not Much

By |2021-03-22T04:06:34-04:00March 21st, 2021|Alhambra Portfolios, Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets, Real Estate, Stocks|

The SLR exemption is ending! The SLR exemption is ending! Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it? There has been rampant speculation the last few weeks about the fate of the exemption the Fed provided banks a year ago with regard to the Supplemental Leverage Ratio that allowed them to ignore Treasuries and reserves. The banks themselves warned that [...]

Weekly Market Pulse: The More Things Change, The More The Song Remains The Same

By |2021-03-15T07:45:50-04:00March 14th, 2021|Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Markets, Real Estate, Stocks|

Markets continue to move based on the expectation of a post-virus boom. At least that is the dominant narrative right now. The economy, boosted by another round of stimulus, will surge once the virus is under control and things return to normal. President Biden last week offered his version of optimism by saying that families would be able to gather [...]

Weekly Market Pulse: How High Can Rates Go?

By |2021-03-08T08:45:17-05:00March 7th, 2021|Alhambra Portfolios, Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Markets, Stocks|

I've been getting that question a lot these days. How high can rates go? It is asked in a way that seems to imply that the answer is obvious - not much. Why? The answer is almost always the same; the Fed can't and won't let rates go up. If they did, it would kill the economy and raise the [...]

Weekly Market Pulse – The Message Of The Market

By |2021-02-28T19:33:15-05:00February 28th, 2021|Alhambra Portfolios, Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Markets, Stocks|

I was told many years ago when I started in this business that it wasn't my job to predict the future. Our job as investors is to properly and accurately interpret the present. I was also told that wasn't as easy as it sounded and the current consensus about the state of the world was probably, almost certainly, almost always, [...]

Weekly Market Pulse – Real Rates Finally Make A Move

By |2021-02-22T09:02:19-05:00February 21st, 2021|Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Markets, Stocks|

Last week was only four days due to the President's day holiday but it was eventful. The big news of the week was the spike in interest rates, which according to the press reports I read, "came out of nowhere". In other words, the writers couldn't find an obvious cause for a 14-basis point rise in the 10-year Treasury note [...]

Weekly Market Pulse – February 15, 2021

By |2021-02-15T20:10:42-05:00February 15th, 2021|Alhambra Portfolios, Alhambra Research, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Markets, Stocks|

This is a holiday-shortened week in the US but there is some important data on tap. Retail sales are expected to show a month-to-month rise for the first time since September. Year-over-year numbers remain pretty subdued and likely will until life returns to something resembling normal. Producer prices will likely rise but inflation continues its benign ways. It is likely [...]

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