Where Rising Starts Will Be Seen

Interestingly enough, the only rates that the Fed can actually directly affect are shortterm rates, such as the Federal Funds rate. The Federal Funds rate in turn influences other
rates set by large commercial banks, such as the prime rate. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

The Federal Reserve finally executed an anxiously anticipated rate increase, the first since 2006. Read more

Where Immigrants To The U.S. Are Coming From

America’s diversity continues to evolve as people flock to America. Read more

U.S. Equity Update - Domestic Stock Market

With the earnings season complete now, equity markets are likely to be driven by macro economic factors through the beginning of 2016. Read more

Consumers Getting More Car Loans, Not Home Loans - Finance

Rather than struggling to get approved for a new home loan or refinance, Americans are instead financing cars, where getting a loan approval is easier. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

Markets responded fastidiously to comments by Federal Reserve members that the U.S. economy was strong enough to start absorbing a gradual rise in rates. Read more

Fixed Income Update - Global Bond Markets

The U.S. Treasury canceled an auction of 2-year Treasury notes in October, due to debt ceiling constraints that became an issue during the month. Read more

U.S. Equity Update - Domestic Stock Market

Equity markets in October recouped some of the losses suffered in August and September as major indices rose for the month. Read more

U.S. Has Among Highest Corporate Tax Rates - Fiscal Policy Review

Low overseas tax rates for large publicly traded U.S. companies seem unsustainable and could eventually pose a problem for corporate earnings, primarily affecting multinationals. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

Volatility led to gains in October following two months of volatility and market turmoil as the Fed’s indecisiveness raised speculation that rates wouldn’t rise until after the beginning of the year. Read more

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