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Impeachment and the Stock Market

With the Democrats in Congress starting a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President, some people are wondering what effect impeachment will have on the stock market. Three United States Presidents have previously experienced an impeachment inquiry:

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Bad News is Good News?

Most analysts expect the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates by 0.25% at the end of July. Lowering interest rates is essentially bad news because it suggests the Federal Reserve sees economic weakness ahead.

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Will the Third Shoe Drop

Today the S&P 500 Index broke above 3000 for the first time in anticipation the Federal Reserve Chairmen Jay Powell will lower interest rates in July. If interest rates are lowered, this will be the third shoe to drop indicting the stage is set for a possible recession.

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Is China Playing President Trump?

Whether you like or dislike President Trump, we can all agree that he has stirred strong emotion in the hearts of the American people. He is also stirring strong emotions on the world stage with trade wars and tariffs. What are the concerns the president has and how might China respond?

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BAD NEWS FOR BONDS – RISING INTEREST RATES

After the stock market crash of 2008, the Federal Reserve, in an effort to stimulate the economy, reduced the cost of borrowing money by lowering interest rates to zero. We have been at historic lows in interest rates since 2009. An interest rate increase of 1% will cause a 10 year (duration) U.S. Treasury bond to drop -10% in value. There have been three interest rate increases the past few years

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