The Fed: An Economic Counterweight

The Fed: An Economic Counterweight

The Markets If you’ve ever waited in traffic while the center section of a bridge lifts to allow ships and sailboats to pass underneath, you may have noticed the enormous counterweight that lowers as the bridge moves higher. When the boats have passed, the...
The Markets & Homeownership

The Markets & Homeownership

The Markets & Homeownership  The Markets Higher bond yields may be good for income investors for the first time in many years. After more than a decade of near-zero interest rates, the “free money” era – a time when people and businesses could borrow money and...
The Markets and Mushrooms!

The Markets and Mushrooms!

The Markets Rebound To the great relief of the Federal Reserve, the American economy has been experiencing a slowdown in the rate of inflation. For example, we recently learned that: Inflation fell to a two-year low in June. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed that...
The Growing Popularity of AI

The Growing Popularity of AI

Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence is traveling on a fast train. Investors are enthusiastic about AI. Late last year, an AI research lab introduced a chatbot that could answer questions – and people were enthralled. Within two months of its introduction,...
Earnings Season

Earnings Season

The Markets – It’s Better Than Expected It’s earnings season – the time when publicly traded companies report on how profitable they were during the first quarter of 2023. So far, reports suggest that companies listed on United States stock exchanges did...