Capital Is Leaving China

Capital Is Leaving China

When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the House Financial Services Committee last week, she made no bones about the fact the Fed is keeping an eye on economic developments in China and evaluating the ways in which changing circumstances in the...
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 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...
Who Is To Blame For Volatility?

Who Is To Blame For Volatility?

Who’s the culprit? No one knows. Speculating on who or what is to blame for recent market weakness is a popular pastime right now. Last week, Barron’s said the search for someone to blame is a lot like a game of Clue. So far, the most common conclusions are “the...
Survey Says… September Rate Rise! (Still)

Survey Says… September Rate Rise! (Still)

The Wall Street Journal has been out on the street asking economists when they think the Federal Reserve is likely to begin increasing the Fed funds rate. Unlike Jay Leno’s interviews with average people on the street, not one economist asked, “What’s the Fed funds...
Markets Sing a Mixed Melody

Markets Sing a Mixed Melody

You could have set the events of last week to music. Should they stay or should they go? Last week, the Bank of England (BOE), Britain’s central bank, inadvertently sent a memo describing how staffers should handle press inquiries about its confidential research into...
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