Posts tagged with ‘Interest Rates’

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  • Investment Strategy

    Banks Still Waiting for Liftoff

    Apr 21, 2021

    The banks have been reporting first-quarter earnings over the past week, and the results have been lackluster. But I’ll…

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  • Economics

    More on Inflation

    Apr 1, 2021

    We hear all kinds of opinions on the inflation outlook. Some economists believe factors like globalization, technological advancements, and…

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  • Economics

    Does the Fed Have Ulterior Motives?

    Mar 25, 2021

    The Fed has two Congressional mandates that are supposed to guide its monetary policy: 1) maximum employment, and 2)…

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  • Stock Market

    The Evidence Continues To Mount

    Mar 15, 2021

    The much-publicized market trends continue to be reinforced. Since the yield on the 10-year Treasury bottomed out in August…

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  • Fiscal Policy

    Surge In Savings Increases Investor Risk

    Mar 4, 2021

    Last week we learned that Personal Income soared again in January as the federal government began sending out checks…

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  • Economics

    Does the Debt Matter?

    Feb 18, 2021

    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated federal budget projections last week, and the figures were not…

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  • Investment Strategy

    Investing in Municipal Bonds

    Jan 21, 2021

    Investing in municipal bonds can be a complicated process. Unlike the more plain-vanilla structure of US Treasury bonds, municipal…

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  • Stock Market

    Relief For Banks

    Dec 3, 2020

    Long-term interest rates are rising. The current yield on the 10-year Treasury note is 0.96%, which is its highest…

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  • Investment Strategy

    About Face!

    Sep 25, 2020

    The S&P 500 peaked at an all-time high of 3,588 on September 2nd. Over the ensuing 22 days the…

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