October 30, 2017
President Trump’s Big Decision That Will Affect Your Portfolio
On the Trey Ware show this morning, Karl discussed President Trump’s big decision that will affect your portfolio and probably the stock market.
October 23, 2017
Interest Rates Could Triple With One Decision
In February of 2018, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s term will end. Who replaces her is the big question on Wall Street right now. President Trump has interviewed several candidates for the next term including Ms. Yellen. Today, the President said he’s “very, very close” to a decision. The leading candidate is Jay Powell, a known dove. But, another name that’s been mentioned is John Taylor. If that name sounds familiar to you, it should.
September 25, 2017
Why Billionaires Buy Sports Teams
Karl joined Trey Ware this morning on the Trey Ware Show to discuss the huge tax write off that billionaires get when they buy sports teams. Also, Karl & Trey discussed how the Federal Reserve is taking off the training wheels.
September 1, 2017
CHART OF THE DAY – CONTINUED STRENGTH IN MANUFACTURING
This morning, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released their factory activity (manufacturing PMI) for August. The index rose to 58.8 from 56.3 last month and above expectations of 56.5.
July 18, 2017
The Gold Trade Is Back On
Gold has been in a bear market since 2011 despite all the commercials on television saying it’s the best investment of a lifetime. Despite this bear market, gold has had some nice runs. It might be time for one of those runs again.
June 20, 2017
The Fed’s Slowly Catching Up
The Fed recently raised short-term interest rates, but only for the 4th time in 11 years. The new Fed Funds rate is 1%-1.25%. But, where should interest rates be at this point in the cycle?
March 30, 2017
IS THE FED GOING TO BE TOO AGGRESSIVE? (AUDIO)
The Federal Reserve is projected to raise interest rates 2 times in 2017. What if they raise more? What’s the effect on your portfolio? Karl discussed on the Trey Ware Show this morning.
February 15, 2017
Prices Are Rising At Their Fastest Pace In 5 Years
The Labor Department reported that consumer prices (CPI) in January grew at its fast pace since 2012 (based on year over year percentage change).
January 6, 2017
WAGES ARE RISING AND IMPACTING BONDS
This morning, the Labor Department released the December jobs figures. While the jobs added in December was less than expected, the previous month’s was revised up substantially. Embedded in the numbers was the average hourly earnings which stole the show today. Year over year, that number rose by 2.9%. This was the highest since 2009 and […]
December 21, 2016
Is The Federal Reserve Behind The Curve?
The Fed recently raised interest rates, but only for the 2nd time in 10 years. And, after forecasting 4 rate hikes in 2016, they only raised rates by 0.25% one time in 2016. But, where should interest rates be at this point in the cycle?