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U.S. Banks Hold Up Under Stress

After the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve (Fed) began conducting annual stress tests of banks’ capital adequacy and resiliency to a potential financial stress. Each year, the Fed uses the Dodd-Frank Act stress test and the Comprehensive Capital Analysis … Continue reading

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Economic Roundup April 2014

Consumer Prices In February, overall CPI inflation fell to 1.1% on a year-over-year basis from 1.6% in January. The year-over-year Core CPI (CPI less food and energy) was unchanged at 1.6% in February. The core inflation rate is still trending … Continue reading

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Market Summary April 2014

The March employment report was slightly weaker than expected but the labor market seems to be improving gradually. Nonfarm payroll jobs grew by 192,000 in March, versus expectations of 200,000. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7%. For the first … Continue reading

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What Is The Fed’s Next Move?

Investors’ bias has shifted rather dramatically over the past month, as disappointing economic data has fueled speculation that the Fed may accelerate the pace of its asset purchases to provide additional stimulus to the economy.  This notion is driven by … Continue reading

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Economic Roundup 2013

Consumer Prices In March, overall CPI inflation declined to 1.5% on a year-over-year basis from 2.0% in February.  The year-over-year Core CPI (CPI less food and energy) edged down to 1.9% from 2.0%.  The core inflation rate is slightly below … Continue reading

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Market Summary May 2013

Recent economic data has been somewhat lackluster, although job growth was better than expected in April.  Nonfarm payrolls rose 165,000 in the month, exceeding the consensus forecast of 153,000.  The net revisions in nonfarm payrolls for February and March were … Continue reading

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The Chartered Financial Analyst Designation and the Duties of an Investment Adviser

As an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through our Form ADV filings, we have taken on certain important duties that are not required of those who are not registered.  Falling under the heading of “fiduciary … Continue reading

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Economic Roundup April 2013

Consumer Prices In February, overall CPI inflation rose to 2.0% on a year-over-year basis, up from 1.6% in January.  The year-over-year Core CPI (CPI less food and energy) rose to 2.0% from 1.9%.  The core inflation rate is currently in … Continue reading

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Market Summary April 2013

Recent data suggests economic growth remains modest.  Job growth was weaker than expected in March.  Nonfarm payrolls rose just 88,000 in the month, well below the consensus forecast of 193,000.  The unemployment rate fell to 7.6% from 7.7% in February, … Continue reading

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Monetary Policy: Treasury Yield Curves in a Tightening Cycle

The Federal Reserve has been exceptionally vigilant in utilizing all of the tools at their disposal to promote the dual mandate of price stability and full employment in the current easing cycle. Prior to the financial crisis in 2008 the … Continue reading

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