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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

How Bad Can it Get?

The stock market has declined over 10% due to fears over the economic impacts of Covid 19, aka the new coronavirus. While that number isn’t such a severe reaction – we were down 20% just as recently as the fourth … Continue reading

What Usually Happens to the Markets During an Epidemic?

So one thing to remember is that we don’t have that many historical opportunities to study, as we try to answer this question. Incidents include SARS, Ebola, Zika, and bird flu. Each of these produced a temporary decline in stocks … Continue reading

Bonds and the Stock Market:

How Do They Talk to Each Other?

It’s no secret that the stock market is unhappy about something – and that there are many things to be unhappy about. However, one item is dominant in our minds, though much less intuitive than trade problems, earnings issues, and … Continue reading