Debt Ceiling Crisis Heating Up

July 17, 2019

An issue I have been mentioning for the past couple of months is finally starting to get some attention: the U.S. is facing a potential crisis as the government runs out of money. Sometime this fall, likely in September, the government won't have the funds to pay its bills.

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Earnings Season: Here We Go Again

July 16, 2019

This morning, I spent some time speaking with a client who wanted to know why markets had slowed down recently. But I am not sure I agree with her. We hit all-time highs just the other day, although in recent days, the market has been taking a bit of a breather. Will that down time continue, or could we get another leg up?

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Appearance on Fox Business Network’s Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman, July 12, 2019 [Video]

July 15, 2019

Are fears keeping interest rates low? I discussed this and more Friday on Fox Business Network's Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman.

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Monday Update: Slow Week Focused on the Fed and Inflation

July 15, 2019

Last week was relatively light on the economic update front, with most attention being paid to a couple of inflation figures and communications from the Fed. This will be a much busier week of updates, with multiple major areas of the economy represented.

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Appearance on Yahoo Finance’s The Ticker, July 12, 2019 [Video]

July 15, 2019

What can we expect this earnings season? Friday, I discussed this and more on Yahoo Finance’s The Ticker.

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Magazines and the Market

July 12, 2019

One of my colleagues sent around the most recent issue of The Economist, noting that the cover story, “Riding High: What Could Bring Down America’s Economy?”, may well be a contrarian indicator. I haven’t read the article yet, but I suspect the publication may be in on the irony here. Nonetheless, the fact that The Economist can put this story up could be a sign that the economy really is getting close to a turning point.

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Appearance on Cheddar TV, July 11, 2019 [Video]

July 12, 2019

Do worries keep the economy moving? Yesterday, I appeared on Cheddar TV  to discuss this and more.

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