States the Size of Countries

States the Size of Countries

It can sometimes be hard to understand just how large the U.S. economy is compared with the other countries of the world. You’ve probably read that California, alone, if it were an independent country, would have the world’s fifth largest economy. But what about the...
Are Americans Really That Destitute?

Are Americans Really That Destitute?

You’ve probably heard, in campaign speeches by Democratic Presidential contenders, that almost half of all Americans couldn’t cover a $400 emergency expense. Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have all told audiences some version of this line....
Market Update – Summer 2019

Market Update – Summer 2019

How to make sense out of the recent market behavior?  We all experienced a painful decline in December 2018 before the markets took a sharp (and unexpected) about-face and delivered the biggest first-half-of-the-year in 20 years and the best quarter since 2009. The...