Jobs Report – Good News or Bad?

Jobs Report – Good News or Bad?

WAS JOBS REPORT GOOD NEWS… OR WASN’T IT? The U.S. unemployment rate ticked higher last week. The September jobs report showed the United States added 156,000 new jobs in September. That was 16,000 fewer than economists were expecting and 11,000 fewer than...
Brexit Means ‘Brexit’

Brexit Means ‘Brexit’

BUT… WHAT DOES ‘BREXIT’ MEAN? “We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway…” –Carly Simon Economists and market analysts have been thinking a lot about the Federal Reserve and the actions it may take before the end...
Where Do Average Wages Stretch The Furthest

Where Do Average Wages Stretch The Furthest

WHAT ARE YOUR WAGES WORTH? We’ve written about The Economist’s Big Mac Index, which is a lighthearted way to gauge whether countries’ currencies are at the correct levels – just compare the price of a hamburger in each country. At the start of the year, you could buy...
Employment & Probability of a Fed Rate Hike

Employment & Probability of a Fed Rate Hike

Statistics means never having to say your certain… and that was certainly true last week. The employment report, which was released on Friday, was a bit short on jobs. Analysts had predicted employers would add about 162,000 new jobs during May, according to...
First Quarter Market Review

First Quarter Market Review

Q1 Market Review – What Do Markets Do? They Zig When Expected To Zag And Then They Zag When Expected To Zig. It’s like déjà vu all over again! This wasn’t the first quarter, or even the first year, that bond markets have not performed in the way Wall Street...

Maximize Your 401k Through Retirement Planning

Maximize Your 401k Through Retirement Planning All of your financial decisions affect your retirement. Plan for retirement—use your company’s retirement program to maximize your retirement income. Understand what’s going on in the market today with...

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