Category Archives: Kevin Mahn

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

2nd Quarter Results show Earnings and Revenue Growth

Earnings season is about half way over as 228 of the S&P 500 companies have reported 2nd quarter 2014 results as of July 28. Since the latest economic recession occurred six years ago, many companies have cut costs and gone …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