Federal Reserve

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?

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