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Debt Ceiling Crisis Averted (for now)

September 18, 2017

The media has latched onto the debt ceiling as one of its top news stories in the late summer, pushing it to the forefront of their coverage. I was asked about the debt ceiling in my last CNBC interview on August 24th. In my interview, I stated that there was a very low chance that the government wouldn’t raise the debt ceiling, citing that the government had raised it 74 times since 1962.

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2015 Market Review & 2016 Outlook

January 4, 2016

2015 proved to be a very challenging year in the market. The S&P 500 dropped 0.7% in 2015. This broke some major historic trends.This was the first time that a year ending in “5” declined since 1885 (this is not a typo). It is also only the second time since 1939 that the S&P 500 experienced a loss during a pre-election year.

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Federal Reserve Purchasing Treasuries

April 1, 2013

A few weeks ago, a very thoughtful client wrote me asking some very detailed questions. I promised him that I would answer his questions in this forum. Due to the length of the e-mail, I have taken editorial license to cut down his questions to their...

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Sequestration (a.k.a. - Automatic Spending Cuts)

February 1, 2013

The automatic government spending cuts, set to take place on March 1st, are extremely intertwined with the debt ceiling. Some of the background bullet points of this article were also mentioned in our prior article on the debt ceiling.

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The European Debt Crisis (and how it may affect you)

August 3, 2012

As an investor, it is more and more important for you to understand world affairs. As the world has become “flat,” the economic codependency between countries and regions of the world has never been higher. As a result, the correlation between foreign..

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