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Don’t Overreact to Skyrocketing Consumer Confidence

Don’t Overreact to Skyrocketing Consumer Confidence

By: Financial Advisor Tim Hayes - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Sep 11, 2019

The last time consumer confidence got as high as it was this March was in December 2000, during the tail-end of the dot-com boom. Back then, though, it took only three months from that great reading for the U.S. to enter a recession.

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Don’t Fear the Bond Reaper

Don’t Fear the Bond Reaper

By: Financial Advisor Tim Hayes - posted in: Investing - Last updated Sep 12, 2019

Over the past few years, some highly respected economists have been alarming investors with their predictions that the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) program fuels inflation. When inflation heats up, interest rates rise, and investors who own both stocks and bonds see the value of their bonds fall.

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I’m Positive Negative Interest Rates Won’t Work

I’m Positive Negative Interest Rates Won’t Work

By: Financial Advisor Tim Hayes - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Sep 11, 2019

There is much talk in the financial press about Central Banks imposing ‘negative interest’ rates—which adds yet another oxymoron to a list that includes ‘Great Depression,’ ‘jumbo shrimp,’ and ‘open secret.’

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About Financial Advisor Tim Hayes

Tim Hayes AIF®, CRPS®, AWMA®, CFS®, APMA®

Registered with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer with over 3,000 Registered Representatives nationwide. Investment Adviser Representative at Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a $94B RIA based in Fairfield, IA. I've held an industry securities registration for 26 years and am subject to SEC and FINRA oversight.

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