• August 29, 2016

    The Markets Last week, Wall Street was speculating about monetary policy with the enthusiasm of commentators trying to predict who will bring home Olympic gold. The sooner-is-better camp inside the Fed has been quite vocal recently. CNBC reported New York Fed President William Dudley, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, and San Francisco Fed President John […]

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  • July 26, 2016

    The Markets “Start your engines,” was not in the Department of Labor (DOL)’s June Employment Report Summary, but it may as well have been. A positive jobs report revved investor optimism and sent U.S. stock markets sprinting higher last week. Job growth was strong in June with 287,000 new jobs created. That helped soothe worries […]

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  • October 9, 2014

    The Markets During the third quarter of 2014, U.S. investors remained neutral but anxious during the quarter despite mixed economic signals, monetary policy concerns, and geopolitical tensions. U.S. Treasury bond rates have remained low even with the end of quantitative easing in sight and the Federal Reserve preparing for the next step in unwinding monetary […]

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  • September 16, 2014

    The Markets If you’re familiar with fairy tales, you’ve probably encountered a story or two that involves the granting of wishes. Usually, these are cautionary tales. Well, there was some wishing going on around the globe last week and, if the wishes come true, the outcomes may be less beneficial than anticipated. In the United […]

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  • August 12, 2014

    The Markets During the dog days of summer, a triple dip – three melting scoops of frozen goodness perched precariously on a waffle cone – can be delicious. There are other kinds of triple dips that are a lot less welcome, though. Just look at Italy. Last week, the Italian National Institute of Statistics released […]

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  • August 5, 2014

    The Markets Last week, investors took a long look at the crazy quilt of information and events around the world and decided they didn’t like what they were seeing. Geopolitical tensions puckered a lot of seams: Conflict in Ukraine was embroidered with additional sanctions against Russia, difficulty investigating the downed commercial airliner in Ukraine, and […]

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