Should You Worry About Interest Hikes?

Should You Worry About Interest Hikes?

Should You Worry About Interest Hikes? Last week’s U.S. employment report was better than expected. The United States added 235,000 jobs in February, which was a few more than economists had forecast. It may seem counterintuitive, but the positive economic data helped...
Markets Around the World

Markets Around the World

The Markets Around the world in a few paragraphs… The post-election adrenaline rush may be over in the United States. Is the “reality” of the Trump presidency setting in? Or, is this merely a brief pause before optimism becomes growth? Barron’s reported: “The new year...
As 2017 Opens: It’s Optimists vs. Pessimists… Again

As 2017 Opens: It’s Optimists vs. Pessimists… Again

The Markets in 2017 …And, they’re off! Bullish sentiment helped world equity markets get off to a fast start last week. Just name a country or region – developed markets, emerging markets, the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom – and it’s...
DOW 20,000

DOW 20,000

TO 20,000 AND BEYOND! Can you see the forest for the trees? You may have noticed investors have been pretty enthusiastic about U.S. stocks in recent weeks. It’s possible the Dow Jones Industrial Average will surpass 20,000 next week. The fervor for U.S. stocks may be...
Confidence is Up and Markets are Up

Confidence is Up and Markets are Up

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Dad: “Fra-gee-lay” …it must be Italian! Mom: I think that says “fragile,” honey. Dad: Oh, yeah. This holiday season, investors’ enthusiasm for U.S. stocks has rivaled old man Parker’s passion for his major-award leg lamp in ‘A...
Calm(ish) Markets in Third Quarter

Calm(ish) Markets in Third Quarter

Markets were relatively calm during the third quarter of 2016 They were able to deliver some attractive returns overall and all eyes remain fixed on central banks. In the United States, all three major U.S. indices posted record highs twice during a single 7-day...
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