Federal Reserve

What is the market most worried about
concerning this election?

Greg Valliere, a leading consultant on how federal policies affect markets and personal finances, shared his insights with a small group of investment advisers last week in Nashville.  He called this election the nastiest election of our lifetime and provided forecasts of election scenarios. He did not mince words in his critique of either presidential

This Week with J. Mark Nickell & Co. – May 5, 2015

Last week the Federal Reserve scaled back its view of prospects for the U.S. economy and labor market.  Reuters discusses the timing of when interest rates will go higher.  Many of our clients have been burned by the brokerage industry.  The CFA Institute advocates for Department of Labor proposals to broaden the sweep of individuals

Sustainable economic recovery – finally!

Achieving sustainable economic growth in the wake of the financial crisis has been long in coming.  Optimistic expectations have been revised repeatedly.  Now, it appears recovery finally is gaining a foothold and can be sustained for a while. The U.S. recovery looks sustainable this time.  A genuine improvement in U.S. economic conditions seems to have

This Week with J. Mark Nickell & Co. – August 27, 2014

News from Jackson Hole, Wyoming leads off this week, where central bankers from across the globe met last week.  In addition,   the analysts from Charles Schwab provide a market perspective, and an overlooked vehicle for saving for retirement is examined. No rate change until U.S. has 2% inflation and strong job market.  Each year the