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Fed Interest Rate Target Increase by end of 2016

We have updated our projected Federal Reserve timeline based upon outtakes from the last Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting in September of 2014.  As a result of what we know, based upon what the Fed has communicated and what …Read more

Investing in the Energy Sector with MLPs

As many investors have been considering adding, or increasing, allocations to the Energy sector in 2014, energy-oriented Master Limited Partnerships (“MLPs”) have garnered a lot of attention.   While MLPs are not a new investment vehicle (in fact the first MLP …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

Europe is leading from Behind thus far in 2014

In an earlier blog posting this year, we forecasted a high, single-digit gain for the S&P 500 index over the course of 2014 but contended that U.S. stock market returns would likely be outpaced in 2014 by certain International – …Read more