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Banking

Central Banks: One Failed Attempt After Another

After a quiet summer in the markets, volatility finally picked up in both stocks and bonds. From early July through late August virtually no movement occurred in the Treasury market

Interest Rates

The Fed: All Talk and No Action

A meme went around the office yesterday, shortly after the Fed meeting… Really, that says it all. Joking aside, the time for central bank tinkering has finally coming to an

Central Banks

FOMC Members Hold Lofty Titles, but Little Experience

A few weeks ago I wrote to you about the Fed’s responsibilities as the central bank for the United States. Not long after, we had the Jackson Hole conference. Well,

Investing

A Savvy Trader Asks Himself These Questions First

One of my favorite movies of all time is Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. It was a comedy that took place during the heyday of 1980s commodities

Economy

Don’t Worry America – The Fed Has Only Your Interests at Heart

I regularly write about the Fed, but I generally limit my focus to its policy decisions and their effect upon the broader markets. The Fed, or more specifically, the Federal
Foreign Markets

How to Beat Today’s BS Bond Yields

When you and I borrow for a car or a home, the bank we use to finance our purchase charges an interest rate that’s based on our credit history and
Interest Rates

U.S. Treasury Rates Have Crashed to Historic Lows: Here’s What It Means

The story for the past week or so has been about how the surprise Brexit vote ravaged the world’s financial markets, sending investors running for cover. It might seem a

Central Banks

Markets Fixated On Tomorrow’s Brexit Vote

With only one day separating us from the historic “Brexit” vote on the other side of the pond, the implications remain unclear and the markets are as still as a

Interest Rates

The Odds of A Yellen Rate Hike

I love Las Vegas! While I enjoy playing cards, I don’t really like throwing money away gambling on slots, rolling the dice, or even spinning a roulette wheel. Blackjack is

Currencies

Stuck in the Doldrums: The Markets Will Not Remain This Calm!

It’s only June 1, and it feels like the dog days of summer have arrived here in Florida. School is mostly out, humidity’s soaring, and we’ve already seen highs in