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January 19, 2022

The Markets – January 19, 2022

The Markets Is the economy doing well, or not? If you skimmed the headlines last week, you may have seen that retail sales – the purchases […]
January 11, 2022

The Markets – January 11, 2022

The Markets Here’s a little story about a group called the Fed… In the 1950’s, then Fed Chair William McChesney Martin described the Federal Reserve as […]
January 4, 2022

The Markets – January 4, 2022

The Markets 2021 was a fizzing mints-in-soda kind of year. Everything seemed to shoot higher – from COVID-19 cases and vaccinations to economic growth and global […]
December 28, 2021

The Markets – December 28, 2021

The Markets Investors were feeling bullish. Last week, the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index closed at a record high for the 68th time this […]
December 21, 2021

The Markets – December 21, 2021

The Markets Stock and bond markets diverged. Last week, the Bank of England surprised markets with a rate hike, its first in three years, and the […]
December 7, 2021

The Markets – December 7, 2021

The Markets Investors look to the future. Last week, employment and manufacturing data confirmed that the United States economy continued to strengthen in November, but positive […]
November 30, 2021

The Markets – November 30, 2021

The Markets COVID-19 strikes again. Coronavirus cases have been on the rise in Europe, climbing from about 700,000 new cases a week in September to 2.6 […]
November 23, 2021

The Markets – November 23, 2021

The Markets Thinking about the possibilities. The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index finished last week slightly higher and has gained about 6 percent during the […]
November 16, 2021

The Markets – November 16, 2021

The Markets Economists like to joke that inflation is just right when no one notices it.  Last week, investors noticed it. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), […]