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What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS, MOST RECENT  |  10 Apr 2014

Cartoon by Schillerstrom (Source) The rock band REM wrote the song, What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?, back in the early 90’s in reference to an incident in 1986. Two men attacked Dan Rather, the CBS news and 60 minutes reporter, and kept repeating that phrase over and over. This tidbit of information has nothing to do…

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Debt Ceilings, Sequesters & Shutdowns, Oh My!

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS, MOST RECENT  |  1 Nov 2013

Well, the U.S. has avoided a dreaded default on its obligations due to the debt ceiling limitation. But, for how long will the relative calm last? The good news is that the government shutdown is over for now and Social Security checks will continue to go out. Also Panda Cam which was a victim of…

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Is The Great 30 Year Bond Bull Market Over – Part 2

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS, MOST RECENT  |  6 May 2013

What Effect Will It Have On Bonds and Bond Funds When the first part of this article was written back in the middle of February, everyone was screaming that interest rates were going to continue higher and the bond bull market that has lasted for over 30 years was over. My, what a difference two…

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Is the Great 30 Year Bond Bull Market Over?

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS, MOST RECENT  |  19 Feb 2013

Is the Great 30 Year Bond Bull Market Over? Recently, interest rates have begun to creep up as the U.S. economy appears to be improving. Corporations are earning record profits, housing is showing some life and consumers appear to be spending more on things ranging from clothes to autos. Since the beginning of December, 2012…

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