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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Unseasonably mild and clearing,” was the weather forecast going into the Ides of March back in the year of 1888. And it was true, as temperatures hovered in the 40s and 50s along the East Coast. However, torrential rains began...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The market continues to show both a mix of optimism, thanks in large part to a strong earnings season and hope for pro-growth initiatives from the Trump administration, while also displaying heightened uncertainty regarding fiscal...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fed Chair Janet Yellen will present her monetary policy testimony to Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday. We may not learn much new regarding the pace of future rate increases (which will remain data-dependent) and she’s certain to...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

An introduction to the ABLE Act of 2014 and ABLE accounts – how they work and why they’re important. Key TakeawaysThe ABLE Act creates state-sponsored, tax-free savings accounts for disability-related expenses. The...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Treasury market is trading to the quietest of bids this morning as investors digest the issues affecting the bond market. Quite frankly, there are only a few to digest. Not in any order, but we are evaluating, 1) inflation 2)...

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Monday, April 23, 2018

The June 14 Fed policy decision was expected to overshadow the mid-month economic figures. Instead, the soft data reports contrasted with the relatively more upbeat central bank. Did the Fed make a mistake? Or are the financial markets...

Monday, April 23, 2018

It was always the ubiquitous THEY, those indefinable conspirators who would inevitably force the market to go the opposite way you were playing it. THEY were the rumormongers who forced stock and commodity prices to fluctuate wildly...