Monthly Archives: May 2014

As Inflation Ticks Up, Will You Be Ready?

Consumer confidence remains something of a bugbear across the United States. Despite historically low interest rates, near-record highs in the equities markets and improving unemployment figures, many consumers remained concerned about their present situation. In April, the Thomson Reuters/University of …Read more

Why are Investors so Skeptical when many Reports on Economy seem Generally Positive?

It seems as though you cannot open a financial newspaper or watch a financial news program these days without someone suggesting that a significant pullback in the equity markets in the short term is inevitable.  This leads us to wonder …Read more

What Can the Weather Teach Us About Interest Rates?

In April, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced that its preliminary metric for how quickly our economy grew in the first three months of 2014 was annualized growth of 0.1%. That doesn’t seem very quick at all. Economists …Read more

Even During Stable Times, it Pays to Think About Volatility

As Memorial Day approaches, we pause to remember all the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Thanks to these brave men and women, today residents of the United States are living in a time of …Read more

Armed Forces Day: A Time to Reflect on Retirement Planning

Saturday, May 17 marked the annual Armed Forces Day in the United States. Perhaps it came and went without you realizing it. Established in 1949, Armed Forces Day was one of President Harry Truman’s priorities. This day is designated to …Read more