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...

Weekly Perspective, November 4, 2013

The Markets Exceptional . . .exceeds expectations . . . meets expectations . . . needs improvement . . . unsatisfactory. It’s a rating system familiar to anyone who has ever received a performance review. Right now, the performance of inflation is not meeting...

Weekly Perspective, December 17, 2012

Special Note: The horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School touches all of us. In the midst of a joyous season, we have another example of the fragility of life. We pray for the innocent victims and their families and hope they may find some measure of comfort...

Weekly Perspective, September 17, 2012

The Markets I am the Federal Reserve, hear me roar. Printing dollars in numbers too big to ignore. With an apology to Helen Reddy for paraphrasing her early 1970’s anthem, the Federal Reserve dropped a bombshell on the markets last week, and the reverberation may...

Weekly Perspective, May 29 2012

Judging by what’s happening in the bond market, it appears that some investors are more concerned about the return of their money than the return on their money.

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