Tag: Fed tapering

Investors Should Be Ready For Action This Week

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Investors Should Be Ready For Action This Week

The year may be coming to a close, but investors have a busy week ahead.  So far, December hasn’t been kind to stocks.  Although, let’s put it in perspective.  The S&P 500 is still up roughly 25% for the year. Nevertheless, investors are surely hoping for a better second half of December.  And this week […]

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The Economy Is Doing Better – So What Does That Mean?

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Economy Is Doing Better – So What Does That Mean?

Last week was loaded with important economic data, most of it very positive.  There’s good reason to believe economic growth is finally gaining steam.  Now investors have to decide if that’s a good thing. First off, let’s review some of the key data from the previous week. The biggest news came from the November jobs […]

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Is The Fed’s QE Actually Helping Us?

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Is The Fed’s QE Actually Helping Us?

There’s always a hefty amount of discussion going on regarding the merits of the Fed’s various QE programs.  The so-called unconventional monetary policies are quite the divisive topics in Washington, on Wall Street, and on Main Street. And it’s no wonder no one can agree on the value of QE – the impact of the […]

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Default Averted: So What’s Next?

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Default Averted:  So What’s Next?

With the government shenanigans finally over (for the time being), it’s time to consider what the next big market moving catalysts could be.  For at least two months, we should be able to safely assume the government won’t shut down and the US won’t default on its debt. Still, there’s plenty going on.  Let’s take […]

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When Will They Learn?

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
When Will They Learn?

The Fed makes mistakes.  Let’s get that out of the way first off.  Even the most powerful financial institution in the world can and does screw up on occasion.  Just look at how Bernanke spooked the market a few weeks ago with his tapering comments.  Even now, mortgage rates are still nearly 1% higher than […]

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