What Will It Take to Shake Investors’ Confidence?

What Will It Take to Shake Investors’ Confidence?

From the perspective of unsettling events, last week was jam-packed. North Korea claimed to have the capability to strike the United States with a nuclear missile, tax reform continued to travel a controversial path through the House and Senate, and former national...
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...
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...

The Great Disconnect in the Economic Recovery, August 1, 2011

THERE IS A DISCONNECT BETWEEN MIDDLE AMERICA AND CORPORATE AMERICA That is one reason why the economy remains stuck in neutral. Unfortunately, Middle America is stagnating. The economic recovery that started in June 2009 has been the second weakest recovery since...