A Stock Market Pullback may Help Fuel the Next Leg of this Secular Bull Market

Many analysts believe that we are likely (perhaps long overdue) to experience a pullback in the short term as opposed to a more severe market correction or even a stock market crash.  The differences between these three down market cycles …Read more

September 2014 Update from the FOMC

As I mentioned in my post last week, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) commenced its sixth meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 16. At the end of the two-day meeting, the Committee provided an update on U.S. …Read more

Some Background on the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee

On September 16 and 17, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) is scheduled to have their next meeting. This twelve-person committee of the Federal Reserve uses its meetings, which typically occur eight times per year, to help set the …Read more

A Short History of Municipal Bonds

If you’ve been following my blog, you have seen a lot of information about municipal bonds, including a few things that individual investors should talk to their financial advisors about if considering municipal bonds for their portfolios. But one thing …Read more

Considering Bonds? A Review of the August Municipal Market Commentary

In last month’s Municipal Market Commentary, I took a look at some questions that individual investors might be asking themselves and their financial counselors about maintaining and adding bonds to their portfolios in today’s market. The issue is particularly relevant …Read more