The short-short list for new Fed Chair includes Janet Yellen, Fed Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford economist John Taylor, the author of the “Taylor Rule.” Right now Jerome Powell – a former Wall Street executive at Dillon Reed – is the runaway favorite. Taylor and Yellen are a very distant second and third. The Trump […]
No one expects the Federal Reserve to raise rates at the meeting this week. A rate change of any kind, either up or down, would be a complete stunner. Instead, the big news on monetary policy this week is very likely to be the Federal Reserve announcing it will begin gradually trimming its balance sheet […]
Don’t you love buying things on sale? Watch our video on why you should feel the same way about market fluctuations.
The Panic of 2008 was damaging in more ways than people think. Yes, there were dramatic losses for investors and homeowners, but these markets have recovered. What hasn’t gone back to normal is the size and scope of Washington DC, especially the Federal Reserve. It’s time for that to change. D.C. institutions got away with […]
The media says the stock market is due for a major correction. Is it? Watch our video on why you should not let the media affect your decisions when it comes to financial planning.
Think that title sounds familiar? It is. We’ve been here before. And, as before, the “debt ceiling” is a gold mine for some politicians, journalists, and analysts. A possible government shutdown, or reaching a “hard” debt ceiling, are both fun for pessimists to talk about. It seems to happen every couple of years and, as […]
Have you been told you need an all weather porfolio? There is no such thing. Proper financial planning is designed specifically for you depending on your needs. Watch our video for more information.
What is the difference in investing for safety (treasury bonds) or the S&P 500 over 10 years? Old school thinking and pessimism can cost you a lot of money over the long term. Watch this important video about long term investing.
Since the start of the economic recovery in mid-2009, real GDP has grown at an average annual rate of 2.1%. The second quarter of this year doesn’t look much different. Our calculations suggest real GDP grew at a 2.5% annual rate in Q2, exactly the same as the consensus forecast. That’s an acceleration from the […]