Category Archives: Wall Street

What second-quarter earnings could mean for investors

The second-quarter earnings season shows plenty of reason to be optimistic not only about the markets, but also the U.S. economy as a whole. Not only are earnings exceeding expectations in many sectors, companies are also reporting sales revenue figures …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

Projected Federal Reserve Activity Timeline through 2016

Here is what we know, with a degree of certainty, as of now with respect to future Federal Reserve (“Fed”) activities: Fed Chair Janet Yellen said her expectation for the first increase in the Federal Funds Target Rate would come …Read more

Inflation: Shouts and Murmurs

Now that we know where football phenom Johnny Manziel will be calling signals in the fall (it’s Cleveland, for those of you whose lives don’t hinge on the outcome of the NFL Draft), we can all turn our attention back …Read more

What Has Been Fueling the Rise of Gold in 2014?

Gold declined approximately 28% for the year of 2013, its worst annual performance since 1981 according to U.S.A Today. At that time, the downturn ended Gold’s own bull market run of 12 consecutive years as investors jumped on the back of this current bull market by piling into stock funds in 2013 and largely exiting bond funds.Read more