Weekly Market Commentary

October 06, 2015

October has arrived, and some feel a change in the air while others just find more of the same. With few exceptions, including a warning from the Treasury Secretary to the Congress that the U.S. will be unable to pay its bills as of November 5, we have been spared of Washington drama this week.


September 29, 2015

Neither the Fed, football, frontrunners, nor the face of the moon in full eclipse dominated the global headlines last week. It was faith that captivated the world’s attention, faith on full display, celebrated with individual sacrifices and mass gatherings.


September 22, 2015

The financial markets are suffering from what one pundit terms a “Fed ache”, and last week it was particularly acute. Investors waited for four long days until Thursday afternoon when the Federal Open Market Committee voted 9-1 against a hike in the overnight rate.


September 15, 2015

This week is a nail biter for stock and bond traders impatient to hear Thursday’s monetary policy announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee. Time will stop on trading floors around the world at 2 p.m. EDT for Janet Yellen’s press conference announcement.


September 09, 2015

Summer came to a screeching halt on Monday, and we are now back to school, traffic and work and back to waiting. The Federal Open Market Committee meets next week, and, once again, we await its vote on interest rates.


September 02, 2015

The calendar month of August was named after Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor. In 8 B.C., the Roman Senate awarded him the same honor as his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, who had previously been granted the namesake month of July.

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