Weekly Market Commentary

February 17, 2015

Arctic air has just about everyone east of the Rockies shivering, so we eagerly await the start of our senior living conference next week in warm and sunny Carlsbad, California.

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February 10, 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee is not scheduled to meet again until March 17, but the Chair of the Federal Reserve is scheduled to appear before Senate and House committees on February 24 and 26.

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February 03, 2015

Not to compare our economy to football, but our U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve, has only had two coaches in the last nine years, and they have been calling the same play since December of 2008.

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January 27, 2015

The financial markets have been slammed by a blizzard of conditions ranging from Winter Storm Juno on the East Coast of the U.S. to quantitative easing in the Eurozone. Volatility has spiked on anti-austerity election results in Greece and weak economic data here at home.

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January 21, 2015

Depending on your perspective, the U.S. economy can be viewed as rosy or dim. But as one scans the global horizon, it appears to be one of the very few with promise.

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July 08, 2014

Historically, the days leading up to the July 4th holiday are slow and uneventful as trading desks are lightly staffed and attentions drift toward barbecue and beach plans. Not so last week. In response to Puerto Rico’s new debt restructuring law, large mutual and hedge funds began a sell-off which caused the prices of Commonwealth and public corporation bonds to plummet.

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