Category Archives: Economy

Fed Likely to Raise Rates in December

December 19th is the next FOMC meeting or the Federal Open Market Committee where the 12 members of the Federal Reserve led by Jerome Powell meet to decide on interest rates. Many anticipate that the Fed will likely raise rates … Continue reading

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Boston Fed Published Research Regarding Monetary Policy Framework

There are beliefs among market participants that the Fed is applying early 2000 thinking to its current policy approach. As the role of the Fed becomes increasingly intertwined with the economy compared to decades ago, with an unprecedented large balance … Continue reading

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Additional Tariff – Escalating Trade War

Major players in the market have been watching the tariff talks as soon as the news release in the week that dialogues will resume between Beijing and Washington regarding coming to a mutual agreement. The market rally after was short-lived … Continue reading

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Corporate Tax Cuts? Get Ready to Wait

One of the predominant market drivers throughout 2017 has been the prospect of significant corporate tax cuts. The proposed rate reduction to 20% is a big deal for U.S companies across the board, especially smaller companies such as those in … Continue reading

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Strong Growth in US Economy Despite Increasing Costs

Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, the US economy has struggled to grow substantially. Within the past year, S&P 500 companies have shown signs of increased sales as well as increased spending. This is largely in part due to the … Continue reading

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Dow Closes Above 23,000 for First Time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time as this year’s stock-market rally continues. The bull market continues strong for its ninth year now as the Dow sets another closing record for the year, up 17% … Continue reading

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Iran to Deal with France’s Total as International Sanctions are Lifted

One of the largest oil companies in France has agreed to purchase hundreds of thousands of barrels of Iranian Crude a day. Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh, has decided to allow France’s Total SA to spur the oil industry through its … Continue reading

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