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Are Interest Rates Heading Up?

The Federal Reserve, a.k.a. “the Fed,” has kept the federal funds rate at zero for seven years now. But after a strong monthly jobs report in October, where the economy created 271,000 new jobs and the unemployment fell to 5%, the Fed may finally be ready to raise it.

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Are Interest Rates Heading Up?

It Is Not Your Fault You Retired When the Stock Market is High and Interest Rates are Low

You just retired. Along with a great career, you have built up a substantial 401(k) balance. It took a while, but you got the hang of investing in equities: never comfortable with the ups and downs, but always focusing on long-term growth.

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It Is Not Your Fault You Retired When the Stock Market is High and Interest Rates are Low

Are We in Another Financial Bubble

In the movie All The President’s Men, a source of reporter Bob Woodward nicknamed “Deep Throat” informs him that, to solve the mystery of Watergate, he needs to follow the money. To understand how the stock market can almost triple in value during a period of mediocre economic growth (2008-2015), we must do the same.

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Are We in Another Financial Bubble

I’m Positive Negative Interest Rates Won’t Work

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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I’m Positive Negative Interest Rates Won’t Work

Why Brexit Matters Matters to Your Portfolio

By: Financial Advisor Tim Hayes AIF®, CRPS®, AWMA®, CFS®, APMA® - posted in: Investing - Last updated Aug 21, 2019

The Brexit vote amplifies the forces that were already causing slower worldwide economic growth, keeping interest rates low, and providing a favorable backdrop for bonds.

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Why Brexit Matters Matters to Your Portfolio

Economist Warn Investors About Inflation, Again

By: Financial Advisor Tim Hayes AIF®, CRPS®, AWMA®, CFS®, APMA® - posted in: Investing - Last updated Aug 14, 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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