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Why The Fed Got Off its Assets and Raised Interest Rate

The Federal Open Market Committee (“FOMC”) raised the Federal Funds Target Rate by .25% from .50% to .75%.  The Federal Funds Target Rate is the interest rate charged to financial institutions for the trading they do with each other overnight.


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All Eyes Are on The Fed

    The Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) met in mid-September 2016 and again, decided to leave interest rates unchanged.  The last time they have raised interest rates was in December, 2015.    They raised the target federal funds rate to a


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The Fed Has “Liftoff”

The Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) raised the Federal Funds Target Rate by .25% at their December meeting.  This rate is the amount banks charge each other for overnight loans. This was no surprise. Fed Chair Janet Yellen clearly indicated rates


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Markets Prove Resilient Despite Topsy-Turvy May

May brought a flurry of market and economic information for investors to mull. First-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) fell at a 0.7% annual rate, revised down from a lackluster 0.2% gain. Corporate profits also fell, reflecting a stronger dollar, weakness


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The January Effect Not In Effect, Yet

January 19, 2015   The January Effect not in effect, yet       Many market watchers expected some volatility during the first few months of the year, but it seems obvious that very few, if any, foresaw the Swiss


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