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Markets Were Rattled Last Week

The Markets The market hates surprises, especially when the surprise comes from a central bank. Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) unexpectedly reversed course … Read more

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Fed Keeping Balance Sheet

The Markets Investors were pleased with the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) new approach to its balance sheet. The Fed delivered its semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to … Read more

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Central Banks Take a Turn

At its first policy meeting of 2019, the U.S. Federal Reserve changed direction. After four rate increases in 2018, Chair Jerome Powell announced interest rates … Read more

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And, U.S. Stock Markets Celebrated

The Markets Last week, the Federal Reserve put itself on hold. The Federal Open Market Committee met on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, to discuss the … Read more

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Taking a Breath?

The Markets Like competitors who’ve completed a difficult section in an endurance race, U.S. stock investors took a breather last week. The Standard & Poor’s … Read more

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We’re Off To A Good Start

The Markets Investors who remained steady during December’s wild ride are probably pleased with their decision as stocks have gotten off to a strong start … Read more

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People Love Rules of Thumb

The Markets Sometimes, mental shortcuts are helpful. Other times they are not. When it comes to investing, seasonal shortcuts are not uncommon. In fact, January … Read more

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Many Concerns After the 4th Quarter

The Markets Investors will think of the last quarter of 2018 for years to come, but they won’t remember it fondly. The Economist described it … Read more

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Don’t Let Thieves Ruin Your Holiday Season

Another holiday season is here, bringing new ways for cyber-thieves to attempt to steal your money or your identity. The FBI and other experts offer … Read more

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Two Reasons for Hope

The Markets Hold on to your hats! Recently, stocks have delivered a wild ride. During Thanksgiving week, U.S. stock markets took investor uncertainty on the … Read more

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Two Important C’s – China and Climate

The Markets The United States and China continued to spar over trade and other issues. An expert from Moody’s told Frank Tang of the South … Read more

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Look Towards the Horizon

The Markets Keep your eyes on the horizon. Motion sickness happens when your body receives conflicting signals from your eyes, ears, and other body parts. … Read more