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Inflation is Back!

The Markets As New York Fashion Week ended, inflation strutted its stuff. Ever since the Federal Reserve began raising the Fed funds rate in 2015, … Read more

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Get Financially Fit

Eight moves to whip your tax strategy into shape. Tax season isn’t the only time you should be mindful of your taxes. Challenge yourself to … Read more

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree

It was not a good week for stocks. Last week, stock markets around the world lost value. In the United States, the Standard & Poor’s … Read more

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Unplugging Your Vacation

Relax and recharge on your next getaway by taking a break from technology. The value of getting away from the work routine is apparent to … Read more

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Government Shutdown? No Concern.

The Markets Last week, the United States government might as well have hung a sign on the front door of the Capitol that read, “Gone … Read more

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Where’s The Inflation?

The Markets Inflation, inflation, where’s the inflation? The U.S. Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates in anticipation of higher inflation.1 In its 2018 forecast, … Read more

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Interesting Highlights of 2017

The Markets Whoosh! Bang! Flash! Fizz! Whistle! U.S. stock markets delivered their own version of fireworks to celebrate the New Year. During the first week … Read more

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Tax Reform, Are There Things You Should Do Immediately?: December 27, 2017

The Markets It’s time to turn your mind to taxes. Last week, President Trump signed tax reform, officially titled ‘An Act to provide for reconciliation … Read more

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Warmth Amid the Winter Chill: December 19, 2017

We always welcome the holiday season with open arms. The sweltering heat of summer has faded, and cool fall days have merged into a wintery … Read more

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It’s The Hap-Happiest Season Of All:December 12, 2017

The Markets “It’s the hap- happiest season of all.”1 The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a measure of how unpredictable investors expect the S&P 500 Index … Read more

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Confidence in the Markets? Pros and Individuals Differ: November 28, 2017

Stock markets around the world may have ripened to full-slip sweetness this year. Emerging markets have delivered the most attractive returns year-to-date. The question is, … Read more

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Are Investors More Like Tigers or African Wild Dogs?: November 21, 2017

The Markets Are investors more like tigers or African wild dogs? It appears investors – retail and institutional – have become rather like predators. They … Read more