Central Banks Take a Turn

Central Banks Take a Turn

The dovish tone of central banks owes much to slowing global growth. January’s International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook lowered global growth estimates for 2019 and 2020.

2019 is Off to a Good Start!

2019 is Off to a Good Start!

Investors who remained steady during December’s wild ride are probably pleased with their decision as stocks have gotten off to a strong start in 2019. Unfortunately, those who reduced their exposure to the asset class may be feeling the sting of missed opportunity....
We’re Off to a Slow Start.

We’re Off to a Slow Start.

December is usually the best month of the year for the stock market. It has been since 1950, according to Randall Forsyth of Barron’s, but not so far this year. Two issues made investors particularly uncomfortable last week which helped trigger a sell-off that pushed...
Tick, Tock.

Tick, Tock.

Not everybody loves meetings and even fewer enjoy reading the minutes, but investors make an exception with the Federal Reserve. This week the Fed published the minutes from its August 1 meeting. While no changes were made to interest rates, the minutes did provide...
REMEMBER THAT SAYING ABOUT THE FOREST AND THE TREES?

REMEMBER THAT SAYING ABOUT THE FOREST AND THE TREES?

Some pretty good numbers have been posted for 2018. They’re the type of numbers that inspire confidence. For example: 4.1 percent. The United States experienced strong economic growth during the second quarter. The advance estimate for U.S. gross domestic product (the...