Government to the Rescue?

Once again, investors are hoping they will be rescued by our Federal Reserve.  This cycle has repeated itself several times since our last recession:  The Fed signals there will be no more easy money yet economic growth slows.  Investors become worried and the stock...

To File, or Not to File

A modern-day Hamlet might ask…“To File, or Not to File (at age 62 for Social Security)…., that is the question!” What makes this question difficult to answer with any degree of certainty is that everybody’s situation is different. For instance, some people have...

Global Slowdown

by Robert Katch The U.S. economy has now experienced its fourth quarter in a row of flat or lower earnings.  On average, S&P 500 earnings are expected to drop 7% to 8% in the first quarter of 2016. The stock market is likely to stay in a trading range until there...