volatility

Volatility Returns – Part II

Markets were in the news again, with media headlines implying panic selling, akin to what we saw in early February when the market experienced its first correction in years. Headlines especially focus on the drop measured in the number of ‘Dow points’ (700, for which the 24,000 starting level represents nearly a double from the…

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Janet’s Last Stand

Today, Janet Yellen attended her last meeting of The Fed as chair. As anticipated, it was uneventful with no increase to interest rates for the time being, keeping short-term rates to a targeted range of 1.25-1.50%. New chairperson Jerome Powell will take the helm at the next meeting in March. As they do after every…

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The Rise of Cryptocurrencies

Last month, our team of financial advisors wrote about cryptocurrencies and bitcoins. We gave you an overview on the mysterious investment and highlighted some of the dangers. Today, cryptocurrencies are making headlines again. With exponential gains in bitcoins dollar price (currently over $18,000 per unit), coupled by the rollout of a futures market for the currency,…

Inside the Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve Board can seem mysterious. With signs of the stimulus program unwinding and the recent nomination of Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen next year as chair of the board, there’s renewed interest in unpacking this opaque government entity. Our team of Certified Financial Planners want to share a little education with you…