Forecast 2016: China

Forecasts 2016: China In his 2016 Forecasts Event (held January 26th, 2016), Jonathan K. DeYoe discussed China in 2015 and the traditional process of transition from developing to developed world. This process in China (as elsewhere) will involve putting in place...

Forecast 2016: International Markets

Forecasts 2016: International Markets In his 2016 Forecasts Event (held January 26th, 2016), Jonathan K. DeYoe discussed the international markets and economies of Europe and Emerging Markets over 2015. Investing in international markets is a cornerstone of...
Lots of Questions & Too Many Blowhards.

Lots of Questions & Too Many Blowhards.

The Markets in 2016 Have Asked Many Questions We all have our pet peeves, and if there is one thing markets do NOT like, it is uncertainty. Unfortunately, we entered 2016 with a lot of unanswered questions: • How much has China’s growth slowed? How will the country’s...
Fourth Quarter Review…

Fourth Quarter Review…

FOURTH QUARTER REVIEW… The Federal Reserve pulled the trigger. At the December Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the Fed finally acted, tightening monetary policy by raising the funds rate from 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. It’s important to remember the Fed...
2016 Brings A Market Rout

2016 Brings A Market Rout

2016 Begins With A market rout Gut Punch The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) started the New Year with a downward currency adjustment and fireworks followed. Last week, three distinct issues affected China’s stock market. First, the PBOC’s devaluation of the yuan...
LOOKING BACK at 2015

LOOKING BACK at 2015

Oh, The Joys of Looking Back at 2015. Each week, ‘The Economist Explains’ blog expounds on subjects ranging from current events to economics, from philosophical or scientific issues to everyday oddities. Let’s take a quick look at a few of its headlines during 2015:...