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Déjà vu

What is being reported today is exactly what was being reported September 2007, which was four months before the start of the decline of 2008. No one knows or can predict what will happen in the future, but it is interesting how history will often repeat itself.

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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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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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