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Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Markets- November 25, 2013

 Really?!   Okay. Okay. If you’ve been trekking through Siberia or Patagonia for about a year, then maybe it surprised you to hear the minutes from the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting showed it expects to begin tapering Quantitative Easing (QE) in the coming months.  However, since the Fed has been telling anyone who will… Read More

The Markets- November 18, 2013

If you found holiday songs or Beatles tunes humming through your head last week, it may have been your subconscious processing world and market events.  Over the river and through the woods/To Grandmother’s house we go… Janet Yellen, current Vice Chairman and nominee to be the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, testified at… Read More

The Markets – November 11, 2013

After last week’s surprisingly strong employment report, it’s almost possible to picture Ben Bernanke slapping trail dust from his leg, ducking his head, and saying, “Just doin’ my job.”   After all, running the economy is as laden with complications and unexpected events as a cattle drive. Richard Graboyes, an economist who was once the Director… Read More

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The Markets November 4, 2013

Exceptional… exceeds expectations… meets expectations… needs improvement… unsatisfactory. It’s a rating system familiar to anyone who has ever received a performance review. Right now, the performance of inflation is not meeting expectations – and that may be a good thing.  Critics of loose monetary policy and rock bottom interest rates have had high expectations for… Read More

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