Category Archives: Investor education

What will/should the Federal Reserve Do Next?

The Federal Reserve currently finds itself in a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, it is trying to be an active participant in thawing the frozen credit markets and stimulating a U.S. economy that has been in recession since December of 2007 (according to the National Bureau of Economic Research - "NBER"). On the other hand, it recognizes the growing threat of inflation and the damage that inflation could have on an economy that is likely to start finding its legs again later in the year. In recognizing this threat, it realizes that some its own actions with respect to quantitative easing have added to mounting inflation concerns and many, including members of my research team here at Hennion & Walsh, are interested in the details of the Fed's exit strategy in this regard.Read more

The S&P 500 Just Crossed its 200-Day Moving Average – So What?

Many technical analysts are dancing in the streets these days – using their historical trading charts as their dancing partners of course.  For the first time since December 2007, the S&P 500 Index, widely considered as the barometer for the …Read more

Will this be a traditional “V-shaped” recovery?

As the nation battles to recover from its current 18 month long recession (stated duration based on the National Bureau of Economic Research which determined that this particular recession started in December of 2007 according to their criteria), many economists …Read more