Category: Economy

March Madness

Economy, Stock Market  |   April 3, 2018  |  
Russ Norwood

Volatility has continued to be a factor as rising interest rates and trade war threats have been the latest brick in the “wall of worry” to give market participants pause.  Market technicians are comparing the characteristics to the decline on April 2nd to the year lows that were established February 5th and so far, things […]

Inflation on the Way?

Economy  |   March 13, 2018  |  
Mike Sanders

New Fed Chair sees “no decisive” signs but prepares for rate hikes anyway Where is inflation headed?  Price increases have been muted since the 1990s – and have hovered below the Federal Reserve’s 2.0% target since it was set in 2012. Yet news that wages bumped up 2.9% in January, the fastest pace since 2009, […]

Tariffs, Market Volatility, And Your Portfolio

Economy  |   March 5, 2018  |  
Ryan Halls

On March 1, President Trump announced that he would impose a 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminum, following a Commerce Department report that warned that reliance on imported steel was undermining American security. The announcement set off a 420 point drop in the Dow Jones on Thursday. There will be winners and losers […]