Over the past few years, some highly respected economists have been alarming investors with their predictions that the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) program fuels inflation. When inflation heats up, interest rates rise, and investors who own both stocks and bonds see the value of their bonds fall.Read More
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The Federal Reserve, a.k.a. “the Fed,” has kept the federal funds rate at zero for seven years now. But after a strong monthly jobs report in October, where the economy created 271,000 new jobs and the unemployment fell to 5%, the Fed may finally be ready to raise it.Read More
There is much talk in the financial press about Central Banks imposing ‘negative interest’ rates—which adds yet another oxymoron to a list that includes ‘Great Depression,’ ‘jumbo shrimp,’ and ‘open secret.’Read More
The Fed has three options with its $4.3 trillion balance sheet. 1. Don’t worry about it. 2. Sell the Bonds. 3. Stop reinvesting maturing bonds.Read More
The current presidential race shows populist sentiment within the country. In the Republican Party, it is represented by Donald Trump, while Bernie Sanders is the progressive vessel for Democratic Party voters.Read More
In the movie All The President’s Men, a source of reporter Bob Woodward nicknamed “Deep Throat” informs him that, to solve the mystery of Watergate, he needs to follow the money. To understand how the stock market can almost triple in value during a period of mediocre economic growth (2008-2015), we must do the same.Read More