2014 in Review: Hot or Not?

We introduced the “Hot or Not” segment last year as a lighthearted way to break down important themes for individual investors. Rather than looking at page views or ratings, we want to review economic, market, and public policy themes that could help you most in the new year. In this illustrated¬†review of the year, the […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Time for the 2015 Pundit Forecasts!

With little fresh news during the holidays and many pros on vacation, I expect a time of reflection and prediction. Publications hungry for content and TV producers needing to fill slots will highlight forecasts of any and all flavors. This happens every year, but the mid-week holidays are pushing it a little earlier than usual, […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Crashing Oil Prices Change the Fed’s Course?

Sometimes a dominant story continues from one week to the next. Crashing energy prices and continued selling of any related stock seems to have spilled over into the rest of the market. There will also be a Fed meeting with new projections and a press conference. Will crashing energy prices change the Fed’s course? Prior […]

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Some Crucial Facts about Energy

It is magical! Whatever the topic of current interest, there is no shortage of pundits. The current energy experts were recently (it seems like only yesterday) the leading authorities on the Fed, Europe, Ukraine, Libya, deflation, hyperinflation, stagflation, and of course, Ebola. The current crop of experts confidently talks about an oil glut, the motives […]

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