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The Markets- April 18, 2016

Isn’t it remarkable that China’s growth is so consistent? A columnist from The Washington Post once opined that China “produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers.” Last week’s GDP announcement, which helped push markets higher, may fall into that category. China’s official statistics agency reported the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.7 percent… Read More

The Markets- April 4, 2016

It’s like déjà vu all over again! This wasn’t the first quarter, or even the first year, that bond markets have not performed in the way Wall Street strategists have expected. During 2014, bond yields were expected to rise. They did not. During 2015, bonds were predicted to finish the year yielding about 2.8 percent… Read More

The Markets – September 15, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary September 15, 2014   The Markets If you’re familiar with fairy tales, you’ve probably encountered a story or two that involves the granting of wishes. Usually, these are cautionary tales. Well, there was some wishing going on around the globe last week and, if the wishes come true,… Read More

The Markets for August 26, 2013

“So much depends / upon / a red wheel / barrow / glazed with rain / water / beside the white /chickens.”   Well, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy is a lot more complex than the simple tools mentioned in the oft-memorized William Carlos Williams’ poem, The Red Wheelbarrow, but an awful lot is… Read More