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Just how hot was it?

"Did last week mark the start of a new policy ... " Read Full Article

Can shoes be a good investment?

"Last week, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index ... " Read Full Article

How influential is your smartphone?

"Looks like the Federal Reserve ... " Read Full Article

The longest growth cycle in U.S. economic history

"After U.S. stocks dropped sharply during the last weeks... " Read Full Article

“A land without time”

"Sometimes market related events seem strange. " Read Full Article

Hope and a Surprisingly Great Investment

"Since the U.S.-China trade conflict resumed in early May... " Read Full Article

Tariffs, Dogs & Cats

"I’d like to get off of the tariff subject... " Read Full Article

Are we seeing a slowdown in the economy?

"During the past decade the profitability... " Read Full Article

“Trump vs. Pelosi and the Chinese”

"All trade war news was not bad last week. " Read Full Article

The Tariff Debate: Where is it headed?

"Trade talk volatility continues. Major U.S. stock indices...  " Read Full Article

“What About The Tooth Fairy?”

"Despite the exceptional performance of U.S. stock markets year-to-date " Read Full Article

A surprisingly good quarter

"We all like to hear some good news. " Read Full Article

“Will we see a market melt-up?”

"Who doesn’t like to see a record broken?" Read Full Article

“Everyone gets a raise?”

"The curtain appeared to close on the first act ..." Read Full Article

Half of Americans work, half don’t

"The first quarter of 2019 brought a welcome reversal." Read Full Article

“How much does it cost to make a penny?

"Michael Arone, an investment strategist, described the U.S. market ..." Read Full Article

"Who are the happiest people in the world?

"Last week, the Federal Reserve seemed ..." Read Full Article

It’s springtime. To get a hit you must step up to the plate

"Last week, major U.S. stock indices finished..." Read Full Article

The Market: When to be in, when to be out

"In my message to you last week ..." Read Full Article

“What sport has produced the highest paid athletes?”

"Economists use aviation metaphors ..." Read Full Article

“Is sea level a financial matter?”

"Investors were pleased with the Federal Reserve’s ..." Read Full Article

On the subject of excesses

"The great mystery of stock markets..." Read Full Article


“Diamonds are Forever”

"At its first policy meeting of 2019,..." Read Full Article

“Nobody gets out of here alive

"Recently, the Federal Reserve put itself ..." Read Full Article

Do you know what’s driving market moves?

"Like runners who’ve completed..." Read Full Article

The Significance of the cost of a Big Mac

"We’re off to a pretty good start." Read Full Article

“Does the market do well in the third year of a Presidential term?

"Investors will think of the last quarter of 2018...  " Read Full Article

Is the price of oil important to you?

"When it comes to interesting market related axioms ...  " Read Full Article

“The Art and Science of Loss Aversion

"Investing during the month of December was like...  " Read Full Article

“2018: A Year of Extremes

"So, how will you remember 2018? " Read Full Article

“Where is Santa Claus?

"It never feels good when the stock market drops.... " Read Full Article

“Happiness and financial decisions

"We’re off to a slow start. " Read Full Article

“What a week: The Fed, trade wars and volatility

"Hold on to your hats!" Read Full Article

“How hard do Americans work?

"Sometimes when discussing markets and the variables" Read Full Article

“Of volatility and bubbles

"Keep your eyes on the horizon." Read Full Article

“Do investors feel very strongly both ways?

"How are you feeling about financial markets? " Read Full Article

“Unemployment vs. Underemployment

"Stocks recovered some ground last week and then stumbled over unemployment. " Read Full Article

Why can the markets fall quickly and rebound slowly?

"How can the stock market fall when the economy is doing well? " Read Full Article

“Welcome to the Roller Coaster

"Market volatility earlier this month startled investors..." Read Full Article

“Diversification vs. De-Worsification

"The stock market tends to be a leading economic indicator. " Read Full Article

“Do you really want rising interest rates?

"Where do you begin?" Read Full Article

“Demographics and Economic Cycles

"Did you hear the news?" Read Full Article

“The World Happiness Report

"Volatility is normal." Read Full Article

“The times they are a changing

"Markets were fired up last week... " Read Full Article

“Can the Federal Reserve impact you?

"Not everybody loves meetings .." Read Full Article

“Are we still in a bull market?

"It was very close! " Read Full Article

“The implications of globalization

"Let’s talk Turkey! " Read Full Article

Demographics and Economic Cycles

"Did you hear the news? " Read Full Article

“Why Things Sometimes Work Until They Don’t

"Is it a sugar rush or something more..... " Read Full Article

“Does a rising tide lift all ships?

"Investors are becoming more discriminating. " Read Full Article

“Are You a Bull or a Bear?

"What a roller coaster of a quarter! " Read Full Article

“What’s going on in Asia…besides the impact of tariffs?

"There’s a bear in China ... " Read Full Article

“Where Have Our Beloved Harleys Gone?

"The yield curve may be the pocket watch of economic... " Read Full Article

“How to Predict a World Cup Winner

 "Last week opened with heightened trade..." Read Full Article

“Predicting is difficult, especially about the future

 "Never before could the Group of 7...." Read Full Article

Water, Water, Everywhere And Nary A Drop To Drink

 "If the countries were musical instruments." Read Full Article

“What Causes Moves In The Market?

 "Geopolitical uncertainty didn’t dent U.S. stocks last week." Read Full Article

Financial News Around The World

 "In a departure from recent volatility last week ..." Read Full Article

The Relationship Crisis

 "How do employers attract employees......" Read Full Article

Successful startup entrepreneurs – Who are those guys?

 "Last week was a busy one. Some notable events were:" Read Full Article

“Avoid Outliving Your Income­

 "A meeting of the minds." Read Full Article

“How bad is this debt situation?”

 "The world is in debt." Read Full Article

“Are you optimistic? Perhaps Here is why.”

 "Are you bullish, bearish, or neutral about the U.S. stock market? " Read Full Article

"How Do Students Select A College?

 "Trade tensions escalated recently as the United States..." Read Full Article

"First Quarter of 2018, Now History

 "Investors roared into 2018 much like a lion." Read Full Article

"The Reality of Volatility

 "Why am I saving and investing?" Read Full Article

"Your Biggest Financial Risk In Retirement

 "It’s a good time for a gut check." Read Full Article

"What is the Gig Economy?

 "There is little doubt the Millennial generation...:" Read Full Article

"So how does the tariff debate affect you?

 "As Yogi Berra once said:" Read Full Article

"Does it pay to be an Olympian?

 "U.S. Treasuries are offering a lesson in supply.." Read Full Article

"The value of absurd ideas

 "Ever since the Federal Reserve began raising.." Read Full Article

"Are the good times really over for good?

 "Back to reality...After months of eerie calm.." Read Full Article

"Measuring Success in America

 "What a crazy week! " Read Full Article

"The Efficiency of a Circular Economy

 "The numbers are coming in. " Read Full Article

"What is the Big Mac Index?

 "Last week, the United States government.." Read Full Article

"How long do you think you’ll live?

 "Inflation, inflation, where’s the inflation? " Read Full Article

"2017 – A Final Review

 "U.S. stock markets delivered their own version.." Read Full Article

"A Final Reflection

 "How good was 2017? It was so good, " Read Full Article

"Storytelling, Technology and the Value of Human Relationships

 "There’s a new kid in town.." Read Full Article

"It’s the 4th Quarter, where did the third quarter go?

 "A lot happened during the third quarter of 2017... " Read Full Article

"The Impact of Government Shutdowns

 "Hope floats. Optimism about possible pro-growth.. " Read Full Article

"The Significance of Buying Time

 "Late July left investors with mixed emotions." Read Full Article

"About the Medicare Situation

 "Mid-July proved to be good for a lot of stocks," Read Full Article

 "Inflation: Is there a “new normal”?

  "All eyes on inflation!" Read Full Article

"And the Nobel Prize winner is …

 "The bull market in U.S. stocks is getting really old!" Read Full Article

   "Some thoughts about work vs. leisure

   "Is preparing for the future more important than enjoying the present?  " Read Full Article

"The “Bank of Mom and Dad”

 "How much is too much?" Read Full Article

"Don’t be confused by reporting on indexes

 "Does performance tell the whole story?" Read Full Article

"Where have all the Doctors gone?

 "The last week of April proved to be a good time to own stocks" Read Full Article

"Expect the Unexpected

 "Late last month investors multi-tasked, pushing both U.S. bond and...." Read Full Article

"Rational Decision About Where To Retire

 "And the survey said...." Read Full Article

Retirement: How much is enough?

 "U.S. stock markets are sending mixed signals." Read Full Article

"The Best Time To Invest: When You Have Money!

 "Toward the end of the first quarter, the bull market celebrated its....." Read Full Article

"The Trouble with the Truth

 "You’ve read it before – and it’s true." Read Full Article

"Three steps and no stumble

 "Technical analyst Edson Gould developed a market rule of thumb..." Read Full Article

"NAFTA: The pros and cons of trade agreements

 "They’re all on the pro rodeo circuit." Read Full Article

"Tax Savings Revisited

 "Tax season is upon us. That means we could all use some entertainment." Read Full Article

"Five Blind Men and an Elephant

 "Once upon a time, five blind men discovered an elephant." Read Full Article

"What Goes Up Must Come Down

 "Four major U.S. benchmark stock indices closed at record highs for......" Read Full Article

"A Nation Divided

 "What’s the word ‘phenomenal’ worth? It all depends on who says it." Read Full Article


 "Does college open doors? A new study examined...... " Read Full Article

"Children and Money

 "Are your children smart shoppers?" Read Full Article

"The State of the Union

 "Markets are off to a much better start in early 2017 than they were in 2016. " Read Full Article

"An Update on Burgernomics

 "Around the world in a few paragraphs…" Read Full Article

"America: The Land of Small Business

 "Are you thinking about starting a business?" Read Full Article

"College Or No College – A Dilemma

 "Is a college degree really necessary?" Read Full Article

"What careers are hot?

 "As we begin the New Year there is much about which to speculate." Read Full Article

"Two Super-Contagious Diseases - Fear and Greed

 "In mid-December, Reuters reported Fed funds futures indicated there was a 97 percent......" Read Full Article

"An Unexpected Christmas Gift

 "Barron’s reported consumer confidence is helping make this the most wonderful time of the year...." Read Full Article

"What’s ahead in 2017

 "It’s that time of the year again:" Read Full Article

"What it takes to be rich

 "How much wealth is there in the world?Read Full Article

"The gift that keeps on giving

 "Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the evening streets are slowly....Read Full Article

"The difficulty with predictions

 "Brexit came as a shock to many. So did the outcome of the U.S. election....Read Full Article

"What can a President really do?

 "In a shocking upset nearly two weeks ago, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become......Read Full Article

"You can’t take it with you

 "Most Americans aren’t too concerned about federal estate taxes.Read Full Article

"It is not all about the President

 "November 8, 2016. It’s just two days away." Read Full Article

"The Awkward Conversation

 "If the need to simply have a conversation must be announced before..." Read Full Article

"Market Cycles Revisited

 "We all know the age-old fairytale, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, " Read Full Article

"The Third Quarter Revisited

 "Markets were relatively calm during the third quarter of 2016..." Read Full Article

"The Significance of a Presidential Election”

 "In case you haven’t noticed, it’s an election year!" Read Full Article

"The Millionaire Next Door Revisted”

 "Back in the 1980’s Thomas J. Stanley wrote a blockbuster book entitled..." Read Full Article

  "Where do you buy groceries?”

  "Blame it on the central banks! After 44 consecutive sleepy, summer days.." Read Full Article

"The impact of anticipation”

"Economists and market analysts have been thinking a lot about the Federal Reserve...." Read Full Article

"Why Aren’t Businesses Investing?”

"This year, the Federal Reserved has evaluated issues related to consumer spending, employment, and trade." Read Full Article

 "After The Flood”

"Recently, Wall Street was speculating about monetary policy with the enthusiasm of the Student Section at a LSU home game." Read Full Article

“Who do you believe?”

"How do you figure out what a stock is worth?......." Read Full Article

“Have you lived up to your parents' expectation?”

"It’s déjà vu all over again! The Chicago Board of Options Exchange..." Read Full Article

“All We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself”

"Remember the Brexit? It’s been a whole six weeks since the vote, so you may have to scrape the cobwebs..." Read Full Article

“Do Heights Make You Dizzy?”

"Start your engines,” was not in the Department of Labor (DOL)’s June Employment Report Summary, but it may as well have been." Read Full Article

“Move to Canada?”

"If there were a beauty contest among nations, Canada would probably be crowned Miss Congeniality." Read Full Article

“An Update on the Bond Market”

"This wasn’t the first quarter, or even the first year, that bond markets have not performed in the way Wall Street strategists have expected..." Read Full Article

“The Economic Cost of Terrorism”

"Are corporations in the United States struggling..." Read Full Article