Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

FEAR SPREADS FAST, BUT KEEP PERSPECTIVE

As February began, most investors were keeping a cautious eye on the coronavirus that was spreading in China. While there were isolated outbreaks around the globe, they were just that – isolated. Some firms began to back away from prior … Continue reading

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Records Are Made to Be Broken

We’ve all heard it said: “Records are made to be broken.” We celebrate record-breaking winning streaks from our favorite teams. Conversely, we hope to avoid a long string of losses. The bull market that began in 2009 is not the … Continue reading

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IS THE FEDERAL RESERVE OUT OF CONTROL?

The short answer is YES! We have heard some FedSpeak in the last week or so that gives me cause for concern, and ergo the title of this post. It appears we may be facing a future when a government … Continue reading

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#ZeroInterestRatesMatter – Party Like It’s 1999

What should an investor do? Markets are confounding.  They appear to be almost predictable. Until they’re not! We are in an investment environment that reminds me of the technology bubble 16 years ago, and the markets are partying like it’s 1999. … Continue reading

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Advice For 2016 – Reduce Risk

As we wrote in our end-of-the year newsletter, in the equity markets we “Are Going Nowhere, But Getting There Fast.” We have had very favorable markets over the course of the last 4-5 years. At least part of this can … Continue reading

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Stay Ahead of the Fed – Are Interest Rates Going to Begin Rising?

        The Federal Reserve has been talking about raising interest rates for most of this year. Given their dependence on economic data, particularly employment numbers, it appears they are about to get serious. The next Open Market … Continue reading

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