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...
Monday Morning Quarterbacking the FED

Monday Morning Quarterbacking the FED

Second Guessing the FED is an Age Old American Pastime Americans have been speculating about the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy choices – rate hikes, rate declines, quantitative easing, etc. – for a long time. It’s clear when you take a look at a few modern Fed...
Markets Come To Terms With Rising Rates

Markets Come To Terms With Rising Rates

The Markets Financial markets were remarkably calm last week, finally seeming to come to terms with rising rates. Many stock markets in the United States, Europe, and Asia moved higher as investors chose to focus their attention on the minutes of the October 27-28,...
Markets Didn’t Rally?

Markets Didn’t Rally?

Markets Didn’t Rally? As Tom Petty often sang, “The waiting is the hardest part.” Whether it’s waiting for college acceptance letters, medical test results, employment offers, or Federal Reserve monetary policy changes, waiting can produce a lot of anxiety. A...
When Will The Fed Raise Rates?

When Will The Fed Raise Rates?

When Will The Fed Raise Rates? So, when exactly is the Federal Reserve going to increase the rate for overnight borrowing that they have held at the zero bound for 5 years (and counting)? It’s a question that has plagued bond investors throughout the first quarter of...
Weekly Perspectives – October 27, 2014

Weekly Perspectives – October 27, 2014

Check Out Jonathan K. DeYoe in Huffington Post – Money   The Markets After a week that left investors wondering what’s next – much like fishermen on a lake as the wind kicks up and the water gets choppy – the wind settled and the fish started biting. U.S....

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