What to Expect Under a Powell Fed

Wednesday’s status quo Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting was overshadowed by Thursday’s anticipated nomination of a new Fed chair. On Thursday afternoon President Trump nominated Jerome (Jay) Powell to lead the Federal Reserve beginning in 2018.

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Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold

October 2017 | The two primary levers of economic policy find themselves at an inflection point. The Fed is cooling their ultra-accommodative monetary policy while Washington is turning up the heat on economic growth through potential tax reform.

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The Forest Through the Trees

September, 2017 | U.S. stocks have soared over 250 percent since their March 2009 lows. There has been plenty to worry about since the Great Recession such as Fed policy, Brexit, N. Korea, and political turbulence just to name a few.

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No Time for Market Timing

August, 2017 | The bull market just turned 100 months old. For history buffs, that makes it the second longest running bull market in history trailing only the dot com era of the 90s. In this month’s Market Monthly, we discuss one of the more fatal emotionally-driven investment decisions investors make.

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The Clock Ticks for Tax Reform

June, 2017 | Washington has a full agenda and must hurry with its summer recess approaching, a list of distractions and mid-term election pressures are looming for 2018. Ultimately, we think Washington will get it done but with delay and dilution.

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