All Posts Tagged: Federal Reserve

Investment Insights: Making sense of Puerto Rico

Tom Musbach
Posted by Tom Musbach
Editor
View down a deserted street in Puerto Rico, with colorful buildings on each side.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has seen its share of adversities, but perhaps none so devastating as where it finds itself today.

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Investment Insights: Nothing is certain but death and taxes

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Interior shot of the Capitol with an ominous view down the staircase.

The threat of turnover may also apply to Congress as approval ratings plummet and key issues like healthcare and tax reform linger with lawmakers in gridlock.

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U.S. Outlook: Global economy firing on all cylinders

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing growth in several major economies around the world.

The Fed no longer has the crutch of a moribund global economy to blame for not embarking on monetary policy normalization.

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Investment Insights: Excerpts from our August report

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Wide shot of plaza in North Korea dominated by two huge statues for former leaders, with nearby soldiers dwarfed on the ground.

After the North Korean regime had threatened the U.S. with a missile strike, the VIX Index, which is considered a barometer for volatility, dropped only slightly.

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