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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Thrift Savings Plan Basics The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings program for federal employees and members of the uniformed services that operates similarly to a 401(k) plan offered by private employers. It allows...

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Energy and food price inflation moderated during 2023, helping to drive down headline inflation readings significantly. By the end of this twelve month period, inflation had stabilized at just over 3%.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Conquering Retirement Challenges for Women When it comes to retirement, women may face unique obstacles that can make saving for retirement more challenging. Given that women typically live longer than men, retirement money for women...

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

A week of relatively disappointing economic news...Retail sales so far in 2024 have failed to impress while inflation has crept back upwards. This latter point is the crucial metric. What to expect? Wages are increasing at a relatively...

Friday, January 12, 2024

Energy and food prices moderated during 2023, and these helped to drive down headline inflation readings significantly. Expectations of an imminent recession were not realized; in fact, economic growth was quite strong throughout the year.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

As your child approaches 18, they may gain new freedoms as a legal adult in most states. However, many young adults (and their parents) are surprised to learn the responsibilities they will assume independently, including managing...

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

This week's inflation data indicates a rather sharp drop in price increases throughout the economy, particularly in the energy sector. But price moderation is widespread and the declines surprised the markets.Significance: The Fed is...

Monday, October 16, 2023

Inflation Down, Stocks Up. Year in Review - 9/30/2023 Ongoing effects from Russia’s assault on Ukraine combined with strong consumer and governmental spending induced an inflationary spike that garnered most of the economic...

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

This week's inflation data displays the impact energy prices can have on the indices. Sharp rises in gasoline and other energy products led to unwelcome gains in overall price levels. These will probably be viewed as "transitory" and...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Don't look now but agricultural prices are falling. Down by over 7% year over year. Will that translate into lower prices at groceries and restaurants? No, it's not that easy.But it's more good news on the inflation front and will...

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ producers continue their efforts to prop up the price of oil. Prices have risen lately, but that is quite possibly due to the relatively positive outlook for the oil consuming nations rather than attempts...

Friday, July 21, 2023

Year in Review – A Stunning Turnaround Russia’s assault on Ukraine combined with strong consumer and governmental spending induced an inflationary spike that garnered most of the economic headlines. The Fed and...

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

AI mania gripped the market as significant gains among the large technology names propelled the S&P 500 higher during the three months ended 5/31. Other stock sectors struggled. Economically sensitive small cap stocks declined, as...

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

For those of you that were unable to join us last Thursday, please click on the video below to listen to our investment conference call where I discuss how recent developments, including inflation, artificial intelligence, the debt...

Friday, May 5, 2023

The collapse of several banks gave investors pause but failed to derail the generally positive stock market mood that has prevailed in 2023.  Global stock markets posted small gains during the three months ending April 30. ...

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Year in Review – Twelve Months Ended 03/31/2023As the pandemic gradually faded, policymakers and investors were left to confront the economic impacts of the global tragedy. In some cases, the governmental efforts to combat the...

Monday, December 5, 2022

In late October, the IRS announced that it is increasing contribution limits to retirement savings accounts in 2023. The changes, like many you are seeing, are a direct result of months of high inflation and financial uncertainty, some...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Today's CPI report shows that inflation - despite the respite from gasoline and other commodities - has become more widespread and is actually accelerating for most non-energy items.As I have been noting recently, the Fed's efforts to...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

IIt truly is a globalized world. Europe's dire energy situation will continue to affect American consumers of natural gas. American exports of LNG will continue at the current elevated rate with little reason for optimism surrounding...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

For those of you that were unable to join us last Thursday night, please click  HERE  to listen to our investment conference call where we discuss inflation, employment, recession fears, the federal reserve and what...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

As much of the world adapted to and then attempted to move past the pandemic, policymakers and investors were left to ponder the economic impacts of the global tragedy. In some cases, the governmental efforts to combat the pandemic...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

For those of you that were unable to join us Tuesday night, please click the Play button below to listen to our investment conference call where we discuss potential paths for interest rates and the effects on housing and investment...