Weekly Market Commentary

September 20, 2016

U.S. financial markets very rarely pause. Not for the latest series of terror attacks in New Jersey, Minnesota and New York. Not for the gridlock on the streets of Manhattan caused by 135 heads of state gathering at the United Nations.

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September 13, 2016

The financial markets are struggling to cope with stagnant economic conditions and monetary policies inherited from the previous Chair of the Federal Reserve. Many argue that the next rate increase is already reflected in the current prices of stocks and bonds.

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September 06, 2016

September has arrived and so we are back at school, back at work, back on the trail, and back in session. The Congress finds itself approaching the end of Fiscal Year 2016 without having reached agreement yet on FY17 spending levels – and only 16 days of votes remain until the next recess.

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August 30, 2016

All good things must come to pass ‒ and so it goes with the summer of 2016. The season was a remarkable one.

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August 23, 2016

Seven days before hosting the most exclusive annual gathering of financial oracles and data diviners, the Federal Reserve Board announced a new effort to increase transparency by launching a Facebook page.

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August 17, 2016

It took more than 100 Brazilian workers at the Casa da Moeda do Brasil to mint the 5,130 medals being awarded at this summer’s Olympic Games. Although priceless to the athletes, the bronze medals are worth only $5, the silver ones $305 and the gold (sterling silver coated by gold) roughly $567.

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