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Markets & Economy » Fiscal Misspending?

June 28, 2018 | Domestic Markets

Gradual economic progress since the financial crisis has eventually brought the US to more firm footing. Labor markets have strengthened, capital spending and business investment are more robust, overall economic activity has improved, and inflationary pressures are building. Concurrently, the …

Library » May 2018 Perspective

May 02, 2018 | Market Commentary

Treasury Yields Hit Four-Year High The 10-Year US Treasury yield rose above 3% in April for the first time since the so-called ‘Taper Tantrum’ of 2013. The measure is a key benchmark influencing borrowing costs throughout the economy and has brought rising rate concerns to the forefront of …

Library » First Quarter 2018 International Perspective

April 24, 2018 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Following last year’s relative tranquility, global equity market volatility picked up during the first quarter of 2018. Market gyrations first materialized in early February, driven by an increase in reported wages for US workers that came in well above consensus …

Library » April 2018 Perspective

April 04, 2018 | Market Commentary

Market Volatility Remains Elevated US equities suffered their worst week in more than two years last month on concerns that increasingly restrictive trade policies may disrupt global growth. Although US stocks recouped some of those losses the following Monday, the market gyrations on the heels …

Markets & Economy » Inflation Worries Are Picking Up

March 19, 2018 | Market Commentary

The Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day policy meeting begins tomorrow, March 20, and investors are assigning a high probability that policymakers will hike interest rates by 25 basis points. With respect to the inflation outlook, the magnitude and frequency of changes to the Fed funds rate …

Rebecca Galliford, CFP®

Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Four Common Types of Debt and What They Mean for You

July 11, 2017 | Wealth Management

American household debt – including mortgages, auto and student loans, and credit cards – has reached a new high at $12.7 trillion, surpassing the previous peak credit bubble levels of 2008, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In today’s low interest rate environment, debt can be …


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