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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

Market Commentary – February 2, 2016

How low can you go? The Bank of Japan (BOJ) dove into the negative interest rate rabbit hole last week when it dropped its benchmark interest rate to minus 0.1 percent. If you’ve been following Japan’s story, then you know the country has been struggling with deflation for almost two decades. The BOJ’s goal is… Read More

The Market – April 13, 2015

How much is one trillion? • If you waited one trillion seconds, it would take 31,688 years. • If you had a trillion dollars, and spent $10 million a day, it would take 273 years to go broke. • If you taped $100 bills end-to-end, you could wrap the earth 41 times with $1 trillion… Read More

The Markets – June 17, 2014

Investors remain oddly complacent even in the face of unexpected events that have the potential to disrupt global markets.  Last week, news media reported civil war in Syria has boiled over into Iraq, and ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a Sunni extremist group, has seized control of hundreds of square miles. According to… Read More