Are U.S. Interest Rates Headed to Zero?

A Bizarre Financial LandscapeIf you walk into Jyske Bank A/S in Copenhagen in search of attractive terms on a 10-year mortgage, you will find them.  Last month the bank, Denmark’s third largest, launched a mortgage with a negative 0.5% yield. This means the bank will effectively […]

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Investors Tiring of Trade War

Trade Punches Hit Global StocksJust three weeks ago, U.S. stocks were hitting all-time highs.  Since then, however, they have taken a turn lower as trade relations with China have turned combative.  Even a more accommodative Federal Reserve, which lowered the Fed Funds interest rate by […]

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Headlines Holding Markets Hostage

Trade Tensions Upend Rally in StocksAfter a strong rebound beginning the day after Christmas and continuing through the first four months of 2019, the S&P 500 Index reached fresh all-time highs in late April. Since the start of May, however, the market has given up nearly […]

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Stocks Hold Strong as Economy Slows

Stocks Robust Around the WorldIn the first quarter of 2019, U.S. stocks surged to their best quarterly returns since 2009.  As is often the case with markets, the sharp gains came from a rebound following a vertiginous drop in the recent past.  The S&P 500 […]

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Stocks Soar to Start 2019

So far, the opening weeks of 2019 in the markets are nearly a mirror image of the last two months of 2018. Last year, U.S. stocks fell sharply to end the year.  This year, they have risen relentlessly and notched their best two-month start to a […]

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