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Faith in the Fed?

Ever since the Federal Reserve was founded in 1913 as a result of upheaval in the wake of the 1907 banking panic, it has depended on the public faith to maintain its legitimacy. Yet throughout history that faith has waxed … Continue reading

Another Leg of the Economy Bites the Dust

Over the last several years, the US economy has benefited from low-priced money in so many ways. One of those is ready capital for start-up companies, which allowed those start-ups to sell products and services at a loss. Uber, DoorDash, … Continue reading

When and How to Talk to Your Advisor About Changing Your Investment Objective

Every once in a while, life throws a curve ball. You’ve set up your investment portfolio in partnership with your advisor, and suddenly, it doesn’t seem like it works for you any longer. Maybe the value is declining even when … Continue reading

ESG Part II: Why it’s So Hard

Finally, with Covid fading, and the markets settling, we can return to our ESG series. The last installment in this series was over a year ago, when we introduced the topic and mentioned that we would be looking at specific … Continue reading

And Now, Let’s Hear from the Bond Market

Last week’s market action was dominated by a sharp increase in interest rates, particularly in the five year, ten year, and thirty year Treasury maturities. Underlying the action was an unusual circumstance in the short term money markets – the … Continue reading