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

March Madness

If we had told you 25 years ago--when  you were earning 8.5% on a 30 year U.S. Treasury bond—that you would be earning 2.5% today on that same bond, you would have labeled the thought sheer madness.  Yet, that is today’s reality.  This week we review why low interest rates may be with us for