Balancing The Balance Sheets – Bond Market Commentary


The minutes of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) May 2–3, 2017 meeting signaled that the Fed is likely to continue tightening monetary policy and may begin to normalize (reduce) its balance sheet toward year-end. The unwinding of the balance sheet by the Fed and the strategy it employs to accomplish this will be material to global markets. Despite [...]

Balancing The Balance Sheets – Bond Market Commentary2017-06-05T17:38:01-07:00

After QE3 Ends


Can stocks keep their momentum once the Federal Reserve quits easing? “Easing without end” will finally end. According to its June policy meeting minutes, the Federal Reserve plans to wrap up QE3 (Quantitative Easing) this fall. Barring economic turbulence, the central bank’s ongoing stimulus effort will conclude on schedule, with a last $15 billion cut [...]

After QE3 Ends2016-12-14T17:06:16-08:00

Why 2014 May Be a Very Good Year


More improvement may be in store for the economy & the stock market.  Will the economy & the bull market make further strides next year? On both Wall Street and Main Street, 2013 has turned out better than many analysts expected. Will the recovery gain additional momentum in 2014, and will stocks climb even higher? [...]

Why 2014 May Be a Very Good Year2016-12-14T17:06:55-08:00
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