Stock Market Investing

Like a bad movie sequel, this week’s China-inspired stock market swoon may turn out to be worse than the original 2015 summer blockbuster. In August the U.S. stock market dropped more than 10% after China’s initial foray into letting its currency float in an attempt to shore up its flagging… Read More

Signs are everywhere that Americans have tired of playing the “long game” in dealing with the global financial crisis that erupted seven years ago. One way to judge how satisfied (or not) society is with the current condition is by the choices it makes. And right now, those choices are… Read More

A couple of weeks ago Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen said she was “looking forward” to the prospect of raising interest rates this month, since that would indicate of an improving economy. I’d like to believe she was sincere in that sentiment, but I can’t help but wonder if she was… Read More

During her congressional testimony on Nov. 4, Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen suggested a December rate hike is likely following the release of a strong jobs report earlier in the week. Noting that recent economic strength brings the threat of inflation back into the equation, Yellen qualified her remarks by… Read More