Joseph Hogue

Analyst Articles

With respect to Bernie Sanders supporters, it’s beginning to look like Hillary Clinton will walk away with the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. All five polls tracked by website Real Clear Politics (RCP) give her the advantage. And while the Republican Party has tried to unite against Donald Trump’s… Read More

Just 10 months ago, good news was bad news for the stock market.   It seemed every positive housing or jobs report, manufacturing data point or consumer confidence number was enough to send investors running for the exits. That’s because the strengthening economic picture increased the prospect of… Read More

There is blood in the streets in the energy sector.  Oil- and gas-related stocks have been pummeled for the better part of the past year and a half. Yet, economists and analysts continue to lower their forecasts for energy prices and downgrade stocks in the group.  The latest… Read More

Investors fled the mortgage REIT space ahead of higher short-term borrowing costs and the end of the Federal Reserve’s purchases of mortgage-backed securities. But a look at how one high-yield mortgage REIT performed over the past two cycles of higher rates may indicate the worst is over. Annaly… Read More