Unsettled Stock Markets

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U.S. stock markets were unsettled last week. President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries to the United States for 90 days, in tandem with some disappointing earnings reports, inspired turmoil and uncertainty that helped push U.S. … Read More

Retirement Income – Where is it coming from?

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Here’s a million-dollar question: How will you transform your savings into income that will last throughout your retirement? According to the Social Security Administration, at age 65, a woman can expect to live for 21.6 more years and a man … Read More

How Important is a College Degree?

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At the University of Baltimore 2016 Midyear Commencement, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen shared her thoughts about the importance of college: “Economists are not certain about many things. But we are quite certain that a college diploma or an advanced … Read More

Was it Good News or Was it Not?

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The U.S. unemployment rate ticked higher last week. The September jobs report showed the United States added 156,000 new jobs in September. That was 16,000 fewer than economists were expecting and 11,000 fewer than were added in August, according to … Read More

The Federal Reserve and the end of 2016

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“We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway…” -Carly Simon Economists and market analysts have been thinking a lot about the Federal Reserve and the actions it may take before the end of … Read More

Never Having to Say You’re Certain

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That’s the joy of statistics, and was certainly true last week. The employment report, which was released on Friday, was a bit short on jobs. Analysts had predicted employers would add about 162,000 new jobs during May, according to CNBC. … Read More

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