How quickly we forget...lest 2008 remind you of what volatility really looks like. We have been placated into a false sense of security for almost 10 years. Historically low interest rates, cheap money and financial engineering have...Read More
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There was a lot of hype leading up to this midterm election. The general consensus was that the result would be a good barometer for measuring Trump's success midway through his term. The entire House was up for election and several...Read More
For the past several days, we have seen the stock and bond markets fluctuate wildly on fears that Turkey would spur a much larger debt contagion. At the same time, Turkey's currency, the lira, depreciated violently. Finally, the US...Read More
The Fed's Powell announced yesterday that the rate range was increased for the second time this year. Remember, the Fed's dual mandate focuses on full employment and stable interest rates/prices. The fact that the Fed is raising rates...Read More
So, the vote has been drawn and the Brits want out. What does this mean? For starters, the European Union (EU) is now weaker and going to have to scramble to stabilize their currency. Longer-term, this may be the straw that, eventually...Read More