The Tooth Fairy is Mighty Generous These Days

The Tooth Fairy is Mighty Generous These Days

Since 1998, an insurance firm has conducted a poll to determine how much swag the tooth fairy or, depending on your country, the magical mouse, elf, brownie, or tooth rat has been leaving behind for children who’ve lost their teeth. When the poll began, the going rate...
Inflation and Higher Interest Rates

Inflation and Higher Interest Rates

We are flirting with higher interest rates. Last week, yields on 10-year Treasury bonds rose to a 17-month high of 2.44 percent, reported The Wall Street Journal, before retreating to finish the week at about 2.4 percent. As we’ve mentioned previously, some experts...
The Economic Cage Match: Softening Data Vs. Rising Inflation

The Economic Cage Match: Softening Data Vs. Rising Inflation

Potentially Soft Economic Data Vs. Inflation If it’s not one thing, it’s one other. Economic data released last week will factor into this week’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision on whether to push interest rates higher in the United States. Some of...
INFLATION

INFLATION

Inflation of Both Income & Expense When you were younger, you may have heard older relatives marvel over the high cost of everything from automobiles to aluminum foil. It’s worth taking a look back, once in a while, and acknowledging exactly how significantly the...

Weekly Perspective – June 23, 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) press release wasn’t quite as catchy as España Cañí — the Spanish song played to rile crowds at events as varied as baseball games and bullfights — but it helped motivate investors as they pushed American stock markets higher...

Weekly Perspective – February 24, 2014

The Markets Behind the dark clouds of volatile markets there appears to be a silver lining. That may be hard to believe when so many are focused on whether economic weakness is due to bad weather or, well, economic weakness, but here are a few of the signs that things...
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