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Friday, October 18, 2019

Done Deal This year Columbus Day was observed on October 14th, a holiday which commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World. Incidentally, this week also marks the turning point in the trade agreements between the...

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Earnings Season The US labor market continues to roll with 136,000 jobs added in the month of September. Although the number was below expectations, combined jobs numbers for the months of July and August were revised higher by about...

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Cash-wise The broad stock-market index (S&P 500) has rallied 20% this year, on track for the best performance in the first three quarters of a year since 1997. Last week, new single-family houses sold (for August) came in ahead of the...

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Value Factor The Federal Reserve Board cut the rates by 25 bps, which was widely expected by the markets. However, the Federal Reserve dot-plot (which projects the fed funds rate) now suggests that there are not going to be any...

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Risk-On or Range Bound? The positive developments in the tariff war with China has helped the equities stage a comeback since a choppy August. As it becomes clear that the trade war is doing damage to our economy, I think the President...

 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Most understand that waiting to claim Social Security benefits can result in higher monthly payments. However, many don’t know that there are other ways to maximize their benefits, some of which depend on their marital status....