Financial Insights

Whatever Happened to the Impending Recession?

What if they scheduled a recession and no one showed up?
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The yield curve being inverted makes sense given inflation

As the Fed continues to beat back inflation towards their 2% long term goal, the short-term increase in interest rates causes an inverted yield curve. However, it doesn't cause a recession. Anti-inflationary actions now lead to long-term economic growth.
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Rules and Regulations: Investors Can Benefit

While investors can't predict the future of markets, they can take a look at one of the guiding forces behind them: federal rules and regulations. Investors can take advantage of this growing industry by aligning themselves with Testing, Inspection, and Certification companies.
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The Usual Game of Chicken

Democrats and Republicans look to force the other into a last minute agreement when approving the debt ceiling. The nature of the game is reaching a compromise before any actual default occurs.
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It’s Now a Waiting Game

In their most recent meeting, the Fed continued their hike to a 5% interest rate. has growth slowed enough to curb inflation? The Fed must wait and see.
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Going nowhere slow?

Interest rate hikes by the Fed have left investors waiting on a recession... but where is it? While the S&P has mostly stayed the same, certain sectors have felt the pain more than others. However, a look across all sectors might show economic resilience more than recession.
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Sell in May and Go Away? History May Suggest Otherwise

Is there any truth to the old adage "Sell in May and Go Away"? CFP and Senior Wealth Advisor Richard Westhelle investigates, taking a look at past S&P data.
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Global De-Dollarization – What are the Investment Implications?

Since the end of WWII, all international energy transactions (oil and petroleum) have taken place in the U.S. dollar. Up until recently that is. Brazil, China, and Saudi Arabia have all signed contracts with oil exchanged in the other's currency. What does this mean for U.S. dollar hegemony?
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Market Rallies in Advance of Gloomy Earnings Season: What Gives?

The latest market rally seems contradictory to recent talk of recession and the expected low earnings for the first quarter. Portfolio manager Dr. Feeney explains how investors are expecting these past headwinds to abate, and even flip to tailwinds. Has the worst passed?
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