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Category: Market Commentary

Rising Interest Rates & the Market

Today’s relatively sharp market sell-off is generating a lot of discussion around the impact of rising interest rates on financial…

Beware the Bears

If you’ve been paying attention to the financial news lately, you’re probably seeing a lot of ominous predictions—and they’re usually…

Turkey Contagion? Not So Fast…

Front and center in the news lately is the concern over Turkey’s currency crisis, with the country’s lira falling against…

Stealthy Bears

You’ve no doubt read that we are experiencing the second-longest bull market since World War II, which started in March…

What to Make of the “Trade War”

Last week, there was finally some evidence that the investment markets were starting to get jittery about the escalating tit-for-tat…

Much Ado About…

You may have heard about the “Trump Tariffs;” that is, the proposed 25% surtax on all steel imports coming into…

What Will the Fed’s Balance Sheet Reduction Mean for Markets?

At its September meeting, the Federal Reserve announced that it would begin the process of winding down its balance sheet. …

Foreign Investors Flock to U.S. Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds (or munis) issued by state and local governments have long been favored by tax-conscious American investors. These securities…

The Growing Skills Gap and What to Do About it

As the American economy enters its eighth year of post-recession growth, the unemployment rate continues to fall.  In fact, May’s…

Renters Under Pressure Globally

Attempting to make comparisons between the structures of countries’ housing markets is a difficult task. Numerous elements must be considered,…