Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Fed Does a TWIST

The Federal Reserve took another step today as part of their increasingly activist role in the capital markets in trying to provide further stimulus to a U.S. economy that is struggling to stand on its own legs.Read more

Expect M and A Activity to Increase for the Balance of 2011

Conditions appear ripe for a further increase in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity for the balance of 2011. To appreciate this sentiment, consider that cash sitting on U.S. corporate balance sheets is at its highest relative level in decades. Likely uses for this idle cash could include business expansions, stock buy-backs, dividend increases or M&A activity. Given the many economic headwinds facing the U.S. economy, including, but not limited to, high unemployment, low consumer spending, increasing commodity prices and the fear of tightening credit given the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe, prospects for increased corporate earnings stemming from increased sales seem difficult.Read more

Remembering 9/11…We Will Never Forget

Heading into the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Hennion and Walsh remembers all those whose lives were lost or changed forever on that infamous day. Our thoughts remain with all of the victims of those horrendous attacks and their respective families.Read more

Where are the Jobs?

The labor picture is not improving in the U.S. and prospects for any type of a much needed short-intermediate term recovery grow more and more dubious with each passing jobs report.Read more