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Current Environment - Macro Environment

International growth concerns and uncertainty surrounding the Fed’s decision as to when to finally start raising rates continued to roil markets in the 3rd quarter. Read more

Licenses Hinder Jobs Market - Labor Market Review

Over the past several decades there has been an increase in the requirement of U.S. workers to hold some type of occupational license. Read more

Bond Market Adjusts - Global Fixed Income & Interest Rate Update

Rates held somewhat steady throughout July as the anticipation of rising rates was absorbed into the markets without any sudden surprises or reactions. Read more

State Income Tax Rate - Tax Planning

As state and municipal finances have experienced unforeseen fiscal duress, many states have levied and plan to levy higher tax rates on their residents. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

As the threat of a Greek exit from the euro faded, markets once again turned their attention to global growth and economic indicators. Read more

Household Net Worth Continues to Climb - Domestic Economy

The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations rose in the first-quarter to $84.9 trillion, making it the highest on record according to the Federal Reserve. Read more

State Income Tax Rates

As state and municipal finances have experienced unforeseen fiscal duress, many states have levied and plan to levy higher tax rates on their residents. Read more

Bond Volatility Increases - Global Fixed Income & Interest Rate Update

Fixed income volatility rose in June as uncertainty with Greece elevated concerns along with liquidity issues among banks due to not holding bond inventories. Read more

Equity Update - Domestic Stock Markets

Analysts are becoming increasingly sensitive to record high corporate margins and lower unemployment rates. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

Greek turmoil was exacerbated when the Greek government announced that it would not pay the International Monetary Fund (IMF) a 1.6 billion euro payment due on June 30th. Read more

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