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Powell Keeps The Bond Bull Kicking

Written by Lance Roberts | Mar, 21, 2019

In a widely expected outcome, the Federal Reserve announced no change to the Fed funds rate but did leave open the possibility of a rate hike next year. Also, they…

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Why The Fed Keeps Propping Up The Market

Written by Jesse Colombo | Mar, 20, 2019

The bull market of the past decade since the Great Recession has been an unusual one: despite all of the economic damage that occurred during the global financial crisis and…

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Has This Cycle Reached Its Tail?

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Mar, 20, 2019

We asked a few friends what the picture below looks like, and most told us they saw a badly drawn bird with a wide open beak. Based on the photograph…

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Health Is Part Of Your Financial Plan

Written by Richard Rosso | Mar, 20, 2019

So, have you scheduled your colonoscopy? How’s the diet going? How much weight have you lost? How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Welcome to client/advisor conversations…

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Artificial Intelligence Or Real Stupidity?

Written by David Robertson | Mar, 15, 2019

It’s hard to go anywhere these days without coming across some mention of artificial intelligence (AI). You hear about it, you read about it and it’s hard to find a…

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Mature Company Stocks Are NOT Bonds

Written by Vitaliy N. Katsenelson | Mar, 14, 2019

Like many professional investors, I love companies that pay dividends. Dividends bring tangible and intangible benefits: Over the last hundred years, half of total stock returns came from dividends.In a…

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Jerome Powell on 60 Minutes: Fact Check

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Mar, 13, 2019

On Sunday, March 11, 2019, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was interviewed by Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes. We thought it would be helpful to cite a few sections of…

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You Can’t Get Blood Out Of A Stone

Written by John Coumarianos | Mar, 13, 2019

My title comes from Jeremy Grantham’s recent CNBC interview. This remark occurs in a discussion about likely returns from the U.S. stock market. Everyone at Grantham’s firm, Grantham, Mayo, van…

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Economic Theories & Debt Driven Realities

Written by Lance Roberts | Mar, 11, 2019

One of the most highly debated topics over the past few months has been the rise of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). The economic theory has been around for quite some…

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