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Category: Market Commentary

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,…

New Jersey Ranks High!…..For Property Taxes

For yet another year, residents of New Jersey have been subject to among the highest property taxes in the nation.…

GDP: Faster Growth Than Meets the Eye?

When economists, journalists, and politicians talk about the strength or weakness of the national economy, they cite one main statistic:…

DOW 20,000 — Does It Matter?

On January 25th of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA/Dow) passed the 20,000 milestone for the first time…