May 17, 2022

The Markets – May 17, 2022

The Markets Living with a bear. On the survival series “Alone,” the tension ratchets higher whenever participants encounter bears. Some participants live warily alongside bears, while […]
May 10, 2022

The Markets – May 10, 2022

The Markets There is a lot of uncertainty in financial markets – and markets hate uncertainty. In recent weeks, economic and financial market data have been […]
May 3, 2022

The Markets – May 3, 2022

The Markets Correction and contraction….  Investing during 2022 has been like running a forest trail and having unexpected obstacles appear every so often – a fallen […]
April 25, 2022

The Markets – April 25, 2022

The Markets The Federal Reserve’s Ice Bucket Challenge… Remember a few years ago when people raised money for charity by challenging others to pour buckets of […]
April 19, 2022

The Markets – April 19, 2022

The Markets Here’s a riddle: How can inflation be 8.5 percent and 6.5 percent at the same time? The answer is that it depends on how […]
April 12, 2022

The Markets – April 11, 2022

The Markets The first quarter of 2022 was jam-packed with volatility-inducing events: rising inflation, war in Ukraine, rising interest rates, sanctions on Russia, and a new […]
April 4, 2022

The Markets – April 4, 2022

The Markets  Checking in on the Federal Reserve. Among other things, Congress asks the Federal Reserve to use its tools to promote price stability and maximum […]
March 29, 2022

The Markets – March 28, 2022

The Markets  Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. In early March, almost two-thirds of Americans who participated in a Nationwide Retirement […]
March 22, 2022

The Markets – March 21, 2022

The Markets  Markets were reassured by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)’s actions last week. The FOMC met on March 16 and did exactly what most […]