It’s Expensive So Let’s Buy More!

by Robert Katch Can a stock market rally built more on Price Earnings (PE) ratio expansion and low bond yields, rather than on earnings growth, be sustained? This question highlights a precarious state of affairs and helps to explain the market’s recent ups and downs....

How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Me?

by Steve Scott If you’ve heard the Fed is raising interest rates but aren’t exactly sure how this may affect your investments, you’re not alone. The last substantial rate hikes were in 2006 and, as a result, investors are accustomed to artificially low interest rates....

Market and Election Update

by Robert Katch Before Tuesday, November 9th, almost all indicators pointed toward a Hillary Clinton victory and Democratic control of the US Senate. However, that did not happen. Now that the election is behind us, it’s time to start looking at which segments of the...

Problems in Plain Sight

by Robert Katch The U.S. and most developed countries are facing a host of unusual problems which seem to be dragging on without resolve. Here is a quick rundown of my top four: Stagnant Economy: To boost consumer spending after the 2008 market crash as the...