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April Market Commentary: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

April Market Commentary: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

March Recap and April Outlook Among the more interesting bits of Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress last year was his admission that he’s been a Grateful Dead fan for 50 years. In his comments at the press conference after the March FOMC meeting, he affirmed that...

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November Market Commentary: Powell on Rate Cuts: Nope.

November Market Commentary: Powell on Rate Cuts: Nope.

October Recap and November Outlook The Federal Reserve's November meeting went as the market expected: no change in rates. What wasn't expected was the October and early November rollercoaster of bond yields. And by rollercoaster, think Kingda Ka. The ten-year U.S....

The Power of Compound Interest: How Your Money Can Multiply Itself

The Power of Compound Interest: How Your Money Can Multiply Itself

Imagine a small seed that you plant in your backyard. You water it diligently and tend to it with care. As time passes, that seed grows into a magnificent tree, providing shade, beauty, and possibly even fruit. Now, let's apply this concept of growth to your finances...

September Market Commentary – A Raft of Reassuring Data – or Not?

September Market Commentary – A Raft of Reassuring Data – or Not?

August Recap and September Outlook For most of the summer, increasingly positive data releases fed into the market’s upbeat view of the economy. This seemed to contradict the consistent messaging from the Federal Reserve that it isn’t done raising rates and inflation...

Understanding Income Taxes

Understanding Income Taxes

You’re likely familiar with the term “income tax” - whether from filing your own taxes or keeping up to date on the news. Taxes are an integral part of our economy, and every citizen has to pay them. Despite the prevalence of taxes in modern day society, many people...

How to protect yourself and your assets against inflation

How to protect yourself and your assets against inflation

Inflation can erode the purchasing power of your money over time, making it crucial to take proactive steps to protect yourself and your assets. Some actionable strategies for safeguarding your financial well-being include investing in inflation-resistant assets and...

August Market Commentary – The Sunny Side of the Street?

August Market Commentary – The Sunny Side of the Street?

July Recap and August Outlook Data releases in July told a story of a stronger-than-expected economy, with headline CPI falling and the labor market remaining robust. The doom-and-gloom scenario of an all-but-inevitable recession seemed to be replaced by something...

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