Fixed Income Update – Global Bond Markets

The Fed is ready for a rate increase this summer as comments made by Fed officials in May validated their confidence in the economy’s growth and rising inflationary
pressures. Read more

Equity Markets Overview - Domestic Stocks

U.S. equity indices were essentially flat for the month of May, as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both were up moderately for May. Read more

Who Owns Gold - Commodities Market Overview

Many believe that Russian President Putin is trying to distance his country from its reliance on the U.S. dollar, which is the primary currency used to trade oil and other major commodities worldwide. Read more

Gasoline & Oil Prices Projected to Rise

The EIA expects gasoline prices to start rising this year, while continuing to head higher into 2017 as demand picks up and supply levels drop. Read more

What We Spend on Vacations

The travel industry in the United States is enormous, with over $887 billion spent every year on lodging, foodservices, transportation, and amusement. Read more

Voter Turnout Statistics - Domestic Demographics

During the 2012 Presidential Election, as in previous elections, voter turnout was closely followed. This year’s election may have similar characteristics as other elections, making who turns out to vote once again important. Read more

How To Check Your Refund Status - Tax Planning

According to the IRS, as of March 18th the agency had issued over 65 million tax refunds worth more than $189 billion. Read more

Fixed Income Update - Bond Markets

Contrary to what was expected, bonds outperformed stocks in the first quarter. Read more

Equity Overview - Global Stock Markets

U.S. equity markets fared better than other developed country stock markets as European, Japanese, and U.K. equities were negative for the first quarter. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

Equity markets rebounded in March as rate hike fears eased and healthy domestic economic data revealed consistent conditions, resulting in a resounding turnaround from the market lows experienced in February. Read more

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