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Tag Archive: Janet Yellen

Market Commentary – December 22, 2015

After a level of hype that would have exhausted even the most dedicated Star Wars fans, the Federal Reserve finally began to tighten monetary policy last week, raising the funds rate from 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. Although financial markets appeared sanguine when the rate hike was announced, the calm dissipated quickly. The Standard &… Read More

Market Commentary – September 28, 2015

Oh, the uncertainty! Investors are keeping one eye on the Federal Reserve and the other on politicians trying to determine what may happen during the last quarter of the year. The Fed, which is the central bank of the United States, is responsible for conducting monetary policy with an eye toward full employment and stable… Read More

The Markets – September 22, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary September 22, 2014   The Markets About 25 years ago, Peter Jennings interrupted General Hospital to tell the nation Coca-Cola had decided to bring back its original recipe. The nation was thrilled and sales soared. The Federal Reserve’s impending rate hike is about as popular as the New… 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 – June 23, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary June 23, 2014   The Markets The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) press release wasn’t quite as catchy as España Cañí — the Spanish song played to rile crowds at events as varied as baseball games and bullfights — but it helped motivate investors as they pushed American stock markets… Read More