Do We Have Central Banks to Thank for Record Highs?

Do We Have Central Banks to Thank for Record Highs?

Low interest rates, accommodative monetary policy, and improving economic growth have helped stock markets around the world reach record highs, reports Barron’s: “…a look around the globe shows the surge of the U.S. market to new peaks to be anything but unique. Major...
Weekly Perspective – September 1, 2014

Weekly Perspective – September 1, 2014

The Markets There is no substitute for mental preparedness. Just ask any professional athlete or Navy SEAL. One essential aspect of mental preparation is situational awareness – being able to identify, process, and understand what is happening around you at any given...
Weekly Perspective – July 8, 2014

Weekly Perspective – July 8, 2014

The Markets U.S. stock markets gave Americans plenty of reason to celebrate over the Fourth of July weekend. The Dow Jones Industrials Average earned ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from investors and pundits as it shot above 17,000 last week (a significant gain from March 2009...

Is There a Bubble in the Bond Market? June 18, 2012

IS THERE A BUBBLE IN THE BOND MARKET? As you know, interest rates are near record lows and that hurts savers who were used to receiving relatively high and mostly risk-free income on their savings. For example, back in 2007, 10-year Treasuries yielded about 5 percent,...