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Macro Overview - April 2019

A change in the Federal Reserve’s stance on the direction of interest rates helped buoy equity and bond prices higher in March, allowing U.S. equity indices to post the strongest first quarter in nearly ten years. Read more

Upcoming Debt Ceiling Issue - Fiscal Policy

A recurring debate is once again about to emerge as a political challenge surrounding government debt continues. Read more

Equities Have Best January Since 1989 - Equity Market Update

Equity markets rebounded in January erasing volatility residue from the end of 2018. Read more

Rates Head Lower While Fed Holds Steady - Fixed Income Update

Overall bond prices rose in January as the prospect of the Fed raising rates in 2019 considerably lessened. Read more

Emerging Markets Drive Global Growth - International Review

Each year, the World Bank conducts an extensive survey of developed and emerging market countries in order to better determine where global growth might be heading. Read more

Macro Overview – February 2019

A resilient U.S. economy drove equity markets to the best January in 30 years, propelling stock indices to new year gains which had not been seen since January 1989. Read more

Tax Rule Changes for 2019

Various changes are effective for the 2019 tax year beginning January 1, 2019. The changes affect most every tax payer both as an employee and self employed business owners. Read more

U.S. Became Net Oil Exporter in 2018

December marked the first time ever that the U.S. exported more crude oil and fuel than it imported, a result of ambitious U.S. production and the lifting of a decades old ban on U.S. oil exports in December 2015. Read more

Short Term Bond Rates Rise

Shorter term bond yields rose closer to longer term bond yields, thus further flattening the Treasury bond yield curve, an economic gauge closely followed by market analysts. Read more

Global Equity Markets Decline

Volatility throughout the trading year kept stock valuations tough to determine. Read more

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